Penny Serenade Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 29, 2012
George Stevens' sentimental melodrama is extremely well acted by Irene Dunne and Cary Grant, who received for his part of a depressed father the first of his two Oscar nominations.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 13, 2007
This is a weeper from the start, with only a few moments of comedy placed in so the audience can dry their eyes before the next sentimental barrage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
November 13, 2007
George Stevens' direction and the excellence of the stars' playing make the film.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 26, 2007
...entertaining enough to warrant a mild recommendation...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
This is a classic 'women's picture' in every sense.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
If you are prone to easy weeping, you might even take along a washtub.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 18, 2005
A women's weepie picture.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 16, 2004
Lesser seen Cary Grant, but very compelling.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
Brilliantly made soaper with superb cast.
| Original Score: 4/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
One of the greatest weepies ever made
| Original Score: 5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
If you have any tolerance for soap opera, this is one of the classics.
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 22, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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