Annie

1982

Action / Comedy / Drama / Family / Musical

48
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 50%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 34065

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Director

Cast

Albert Finney as Daddy Warbucks
Tim Curry as Rooster Hannigan
Aileen Quinn as Annie
Shawnee Smith as Dancer
720p.BLU
873.00 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
2hr 6 min
P/S 4 / 27

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Taylor Bowe Mcardle 7 / 10

A Timeless Classic, but with a few issues

I recently sat down this week and watched this film for the very first time, It's exactly as everyone has described...a very charming and sweet film that any age would enjoy. It has many broadway style songs in the film to make it even more fun. While it's a great film it does come with some issues and these are just my opinion alone so let's get into it..

Pros: Casting for Orphan Annie was a perfect fit, Aileen Quinn played the part beautifully and Albert Finney as Oliver Warbucks was spot on.

Carol Burnett had all the funny lines and nailed them (Personally was the best part of the movie)

Great writing

Had a few good songs but there were actually a couple I didn't think were necessary and I'll get into that in a bit

Cons: As I was saying before, While the movie had some good songs there were like two musicals numbers I didn't think were necessary like "We got Annie" and "Easy Street"

Bernadette Peters character just absolutely looked bored and wasn't really interesting enough

(Spoiler) The chase ending, Look I think this part could have avoided having Annie hanging off a bridge and just have Punjab rescue her from the top of the bridge and knocking Rooster down would have made more sense. But I'm not the director

Overall, It's a great film but with a few little nitpicks I have

Reviewed by Laura Hall-Schordje 6 / 10

I Wanted to Love This Movie

I really wanted to love this movie. I have the original cast recording and have known every song by heart for years. It was a good musical, there is a phenomenally talented cast, but it just doesn't work that well on the screen. I am not sure who to blame--director? producers?--but it seems over-produced and underwhelming at the same time.

I am watching the end of the film as I write this, and in the last few minutes I have seen helicopters and elephants and fireworks. There is a hugeness to this production that sometimes overwhelms the characters and story. In an effort to make the musical less stagy on the screen, the musical has lost its sense of being a musical. Just before this final scene is extended chase drama that does nothing to heighten tension but simply serves to drag out the inevitable happy ending. Sometimes less is more.

At the same time, there is an underproduction to the musical numbers that hurts it as well. For example, when the orphans dance and sing the choreography seems sloppy, like it has not been rehearsed enough or at all. While the effort may be to look natural, it comes off as poorly done. Musicals are NOT natural. They require we suspend our disbelief enough to accept that people break out into song and dance. That the singing and dancing are sloppy looking doesn't make it easier to suspend disbelief. It simply disappoints.

Ann Reinking is amazing among a very talented group of actors I have admired in other productions. They do their best here. But the production is not worthy of the talent gathered here. You may enjoy it, but it is sad when Annie is watching a scene at the movies and those (long, long) clips of a film within the film make you care more about THAT movie than the one you are watching.

Reviewed by Bella 7 / 10

The Best Songs

Annie is a family favourite for a good reason. The songs are catchy and memorable. You and your family will be singing and humming them everywhere you go. The entire movie is well done but it gets the most interesting at the ending. The character development of Annie's adopted dad is heartwarming.

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