75

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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75

RogerEbert.com

By Matt Zoller Seitz
Annie is light on its feet, frothy, and always insistently, at times provocatively kind, determined to melt grumpy hearts like marshmallows.
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63

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 phoning in his performance.
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63

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 made whatever point it was going to make several times over.
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50

TheWrap

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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50

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), but in the process Gluck and his all-star cast create a chaotic film that tries too hard and fails to capture the charm and heart of the musical.
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50

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 chemistry and their songs together are the best moments in the movie. But the rest of Annie is banal, shallow and markedly cynical.
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40

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, is raw, charismatic, alive, and unpredictable.
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30

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
The film replaces choreography with metronomic editing, while one-note overstatement drowns out character development.
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25

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 a hard-knock life...for us.
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33 out of 100
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