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Pennies From Heaven Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A bit of filmmaking as film criticism to be respected and admired above and beyond its relationship to the legendary miniseries that it pushed out of print for more than 20 years.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 9/10

December 5, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Perhaps this was not the project on which to lavish so many MGM millions. The BBC show was an enchanted cottage; this is the Las Vegas Grand Hotel.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 2, 2009
Variety Staff
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Almost as if he were directing Pinter, Herbert Ross has actors speak a line, then wait two beats before delivering the next phrase. Technique smothers such ordinarily lively performers as Martin, Peters and Harper.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 20, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Not for everyone, but those who respond to it will find it unforgettable.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

May 20, 2008
Steve Crum

Underrated, fascinating musical starring Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 8, 2008
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

O ótimo conceito deste musical torna-se ainda mais fascinante graças às belas coreografias, aos ricos figurinos, à impecável direção de arte e, é claro, à magnífica fotografia de Gordon Willis.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 8, 2007

Time Out
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Let's face the music and dance, indeed.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Pennies from Heaven is dazzling and disappointing in equal measure.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

October 23, 2004
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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The movie, though, is not easy to respond to. It's chilly without being provocative in any intellectual way.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 30, 2004
Mark Athitakis

Dark as night but perfectly lit, a little sad but with a song in its heart.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

March 26, 2004


Potter adapted his immensely successful British TV series into a Hollywood script that maintained most of its intelligence as well as the musical numbers.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Doesn't quite work. Enough of it works, however, to give the film a shot, and it does in some ways improve with the passage of time.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 6, 2002
Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide

A dazzling downer of a musical

Full Review Source: All Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/5

June 27, 2002
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

How cynical can a musical be?

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: B+

January 1, 2000
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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he point is made endlessly, though it's in the film's favor that it's made with seriousness, consideration, and a certain amount of imagination.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 3/5

September 10, 2007
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 3/5

March 9, 2006
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 4/5

July 16, 2005
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 3/5

June 4, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

| Original Score: 4/5

March 22, 2004
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