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93 Ratings


Directed by Will Gluck
United States, 2014
Comedy, Drama, Musical


Business tycoon and mayoral candidate Will Stacks launches a campaign to take in Annie, a young girl who has been living with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan since her parents left her as a baby.

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Annie Directed by Will Gluck

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

2015 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2014 | Nominee: Best Young Actress

It’s amazing how bland Annie is – even bearing in mind it’s a ‘family film’, even bearing in mind that it was designed as a Christmas release in the US. It’s like a theme park where there aren’t any rides, or at least no exciting rides – just a carousel and a couple of go-karts – and your kids can drink Pepsi and eat candy all day. The kids will probably enjoy it, but you still have to wonder: is this what $65 million gets you these days?
April 07, 2015
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Will Gluck’s film goes to desperate lengths to justify this modern retelling of the monster stage hit (and late-period John Huston head-scratcher), and while there’s actually much truth to the notion that business elites strive to give themselves all the good breaks from the comfort of a public seat, the film is a honking mess which values the quick fix over the long game.
December 24, 2014
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Did I really just watch Foxx and Wallis do an entire musical number set inside a moving helicopter? I did, and I’ve never felt more embarrassed for two actors, mostly because Foxx seems embarrassed for himself.
December 19, 2014
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