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PG| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Jamie Foxx , Quvenzhané Wallis , Rose Byrne , Bobby Cannavale , Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje , David Zayas , Cameron Diaz , Zoe Margaret Colletti

Director: Will Gluck

Genres: Musical comedy

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Annie (2014)

Release Date: December 19th, 2014|1 hr. 58 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 8 )
  • When a stage musical as beloved as Annie hits the big screen and falls ignominiously on its fat one, you might ask: WTF? For starters, updating the Depression-era tale to NYC 2014 is a really dumb idea. The strain of the shoehorning is evident in every scene. show more

  • Fans of previous incarnations are advised to check their nostalgia at the door, while the uninitiated may simply check their brains. show more

  • 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. show more

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  • December 21, 2014 adf
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    The main stream critics got this right. This movie was a snooze fest. Zero charm, confusing story line, and terrible acting. My kids fell asleep, and we walked out after an hour or so. Save your hard earned money, or give it to charity or something. Avoid this horrible movie.

  • December 21, 2014 Ride
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    What a terrible movie. My kids fell asleep, and we walked out after an hour. It was terrible. Avoid it, give your 12 bucks to a charity.

  • December 21, 2014 Ride
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    What a terrible movie. My kids fell asleep, and we walked out after an hour. It was terrible. Avoid it, give your 12 bucks to a charity.

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Watch 'Annie' Stars Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, and Jamie Foxx Get Funky (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Dec 16th, 2014 5:00PM

The beloved musical "Annie" gets a modern-day twist this holiday season, so why not do a little twist to celebrate, right? Mr. Moviefone (Kevin Thompson) opened up his interview with a little dance...

Watch Mr. Moviefone Get Down With Jamie Foxx and the Cast of 'Annie'

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Moviefone Staff on Dec 8th, 2014 4:15PM

The beloved musical "Annie" gets a modern-day twist this holiday season, and our very own Mr. Moviefone got the inside scoop. Mr. Moviefone (Kevin Thompson), sat down with Quvenzhané Walli...

It's a Hard Knock Life in the New 'Annie' Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 29th, 2014 12:06PM

This Christmas will see a giant musical showdown in the form of Sony's "Annie" facing off against Disney's "Into the Woods," two lavish Broadway adaptations with major star power and a contemporary sl...

The 'Annie' Trailer Will Have You Tapping Your Toes (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Mar 6th, 2014 12:30PM

The big-budget remake of beloved musical "Annie" is nothing if not ambitious. Developed by Jay-Z, who memorably sampled "Annie" for his huge hit "Hard Knock Life," and Will Smith, who originally ...

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