Annie

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The new-look Annie hints at a progressive take on a well-worn story, but smothers its likable cast under clichés, cloying cuteness, and a distasteful materialism.

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Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers (Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale). Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel, but the plucky youngster's confidence and sunny outlook may mean that Annie will save Will instead.

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Critic Reviews for Annie

All Critics (160) | Top Critics (49) | Fresh (45) | Rotten (115)

  • The song selection and its presentation seems out of his control.

    January 9, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

    Jim Slotek

    Toronto Sun
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  • Are you a little girl, aged between six and ten?... Have you learnt every song from Frozen and are you ready to torment your parents with a whole new repertoire?... congratulations, you are part of the ridiculously specific target audience for [Annie].

    January 1, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
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  • Even Sandy the dog looks like he's had enough.

    December 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The vigorous display of good feelings and comforting resolutions has an unusually effervescent sincerity, even if the rags-to-riches wish-fulfillment leaps over all the hard knocks.

    December 29, 2014 | Full Review…
  • There's not much delight to be had in an orphan's bedazzlement by this corporate paradise - besides, is gaining material wealth all the story has to offer?

    December 26, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The blame falls squarely on Gluck, who appears to have never seen a musical film in his life, shoots dance numbers with staid limpidity and zero sense of rhythm, and edits them in a way so as all the performers are barely visible.

    December 24, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Annie

  • Dec 19, 2016
    I know I'm not the target audience for this. Honestly I watched it as I was intrigued by the gorgeous dog on the poster. (Hey,it's a valid reason...). I am old enough to have watched the original as a child. I liked it at the time, but it's not one I have rewatched over the years or have strong feelings about, therefore, I wasn't especially upset that Annie is now a little black girl with dark hair. I will say it didn't "feel" like watching Annie, it felt like a totally different movie. Maybe because of the missing iconic curly red hair. Actually, despite being a fan of red hair, I actually always hated the short red curls, so to me it was an improvement. This Annie still has short curly hair, but it looks cute rather than harsh on her. Hmm. .. I actually think they did an okay job of it. Considering. I don't generally do kids movies, but at no point did I feel like switching this off. I liked Cameron Diaz. She was hammy as,but it was funny. It gets a bit cloying at the end, but thankfully that's right at the end. I doubt I'll watch it again, but I could see this being entertaining viewing for a family with pre teen kids. (Or childish adults!).
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • May 05, 2015
    Terriblay. Obviously a career vehicle for Quvenzhane Wallis who is lively and game but not as good of a singer or dancer as the other little girls in the ensemble. Cameron Diaz is laughably evil as Miss Hannigan, but she really throws herself into her musical numbers. I was hoping they'd do something worthwhile with the illiteracy reveal, like that Annie's letter never said that her parents were coming back; she just made up what she couldn't read and the other girls enabled her out of sympathy.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 10, 2015
    An auto-tuned nightmare . . . it's also a musical that seems to hate it's own genre. A complete failure on all fronts.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2015
    Hollywood seems to have a need for changing the race or sex of classic characters as a way to be seen as PC. Can it be done? Sure. But it needs to be done well... It is not done well here & this reimagining of this classic musical is not good. Should be a hard knock life for whomever greenlit this as they get punched in the genitals.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer

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