Annie (2014) Synopsis
A plucky foster child (Quvenzhané Wallis) charms her way into a billionaire's (Jamie Foxx) heart.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Annie is not a great movie musical — but it’s a fun time at the movies.
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By Matt Zoller Seitz
Annie is light on its feet, frothy, and always insistently, at times provocatively kind, determined to melt grumpy hearts like...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It seems sadly apt that the Daddy Warbucks figure played by Jamie Foxx in the new Annie is a cellphone mogul. Because Foxx is pretty much...
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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
Even with all this sparkle, the film staggers through its third act. By then, the script has rubbed the rough edges off the villains and...
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By Inkoo Kang
No amount of self-referential jokes can make up for a lack of heart and spirit. Thankfully, Annie lacks neither.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
Musical theater versions often seem dated, so moving the story into the 21st century does make sense (as does the multicultural casting),...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Quvenzhané Wallis is adorably plucky as the lead in Annie. She and Jamie Foxx as the newfangled Daddy Warbucks character have an appealing...
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Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
It presumes that children care a great deal about cellphone towers, political campaigns, and Twitter. Still, Quvenzhané Wallis, as Annie,...
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By Ronnie Scheib
The film replaces choreography with metronomic editing, while one-note overstatement drowns out character development.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Jason Clark
Aside from an unintentional homage to "Zoolander" that is so tone-deaf it'll make you guffaw, Annie goes out of its way to make viewing it...
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Today is tomorrow...

By miquan
It's sad that in this day in age, people are still so closed mind to change. The movie is not being stolen, it's been updated with a little twist. If you don't like the fact that a black girl is...


By riley2002870
I like the trailer. I like the Annie movie. I will go and see it. It helps you have hope and believe in something. It helps you look forward to tomorrow. Plus I like Camoran Diaz and Jamie Foxx. It...

Looks good

By roxo3
Who doesn't like Annie no matter who is playing the cartoon character? If Elizabeth Taylor could play Cleopatra, then this little lady can play Annie....

PC Runs a muck

By mex87
Political Correctness runs a muck. Jamie Foxx needs to retire and find another line of work!...

Everyone has a point of redemption

By mjglaub
Some don't need it, but most of us do. And "Annie," makes me believe. To the nay sayers, I simply ask if there was a time you believed, because I believe in you....

Hoped for a Better Musical

By Haute_T
This movie tried to capture the essence of the original Annie and failed. It probably could've been better as it's own modern-day movie and not a re-make of a classic. The acting was terrible,...

Not Worth It

By hswolfmaniac
Previews did not excite me. I've seen the original and first remake of Annie. Now they're coming out with a black kid as Annie. I guess they're trying to attract a particular genre of customers on...

Sad Sad Sad

By bhorton26
This movie looks very corny. That being said, anyone who goes on to the internet and spews their dumb, racist garbage in a movie reviewing forum is a loser. Try leaving your trailer park once in a...

It is a very good movie, I really loved it

By dragonslayer2065
There are so many cute scenes and witty comments in it from a very smart and talented little Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis), this girl is brilliant, you'll laugh a lot, it was way better than expected and...

Fresh Take

By brandifisher379
As much as we complain that movies are not made like they used to be, I think we should give this spin off a chance. This was Will and Jada's project for their daughter, like the Karate Kid was for...

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Rated PG | For Rude Humor and Mild Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Update of classic musical is cute but a bit hokey.
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