Annie (1982) Synopsis
Daddy Warbucks (Albert Finney) protects little orphan Annie (Aileen Quinn) in 1930s New York.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I enjoyed the energy that was visible on the screen, and the sumptuousness of the production numbers, and the good humor of several of the...
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63

TV Guide

By Ethan Alter
This charming musical based on the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie features many memorable songs and pleasant dance numbers.
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60

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
It's big, colorful, slightly vulgar, occasionally boring and full of talent not always used to its limits.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Annie turns out to be a reasonably entertaining movie.
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40

Empire

Annie remains a heartwarming tale, with fine music and decent acting performances.
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40

Variety

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In an effort to be more 'realistic' Annie winds up exposing just how weak a story it had to start with [stage play book by Thomas Meehan],...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
In the end, this musical is not a disgrace - Huston has too much experience to let the thing die. But he cannot summon the magic required...
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30

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
The movie offers an insulting "let them eat cake" gesture toward the 1982 audience, but the pacing is so ragged and the characters so...
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25

Boston Globe

Producer Ray Stark and director John Huston have relied more on the rigid style of the comic strip than on the high-steppin' pizazz of the...
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10

Time

By Richard Corliss
Director John Huston offers production numbers full of empty extravagance, a host of familiar characters (like Punjab and the Asp) with...
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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Tale of cute orphan is great for the whole family.
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