Excerpt: Gluck’s whipped up a cute, frothy concoction for family holiday viewing. In one of the few new songs written for this second screen version, ‘Opportunity,’ Wallis proves more than capable of carrying a tune.
Excerpt: Although the venerable sugar shock-inducer has been reimagined by a new creative team including director and co-writer Will Gluck (“Easy A,” “Friends With Benefits”) and producers Will Smith and Jay-Z, it remains “Annie” and all dietary warnings remain in full force and effect. If anything, this uneven,updated reboot is even more sugar-coated.
Excerpt: “Annie” is sunny, jubilant cotton candy with more than enough painless entertainment value to go around. It might get a hard knock for not always working, but it doesn’t deserve hate mail when you won’t leave the theater without a smile.
Excerpt: Enfim, “Annie” é um desperdício de tempo e uma das piores coisas que poderia ter acontecido a jovem carreira de Quvenzhané Wallis que, após uma promissora estreia, perde-se num péssimo filme sem nada de positivo.