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Pennies From Heaven Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 5, 2011
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 | Original Score: 9/10
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 2, 2009
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.
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Variety Staff
May 20, 2008
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.

TV Guide
May 20, 2008
Not for everyone, but those who respond to it will find it unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Crum
March 8, 2008
Underrated, fascinating musical starring Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters.
| Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 8, 2007
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
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Let's face the music and dance, indeed.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Pennies from Heaven is dazzling and disappointing in equal measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The movie, though, is not easy to respond to. It's chilly without being provocative in any intellectual way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Athitakis
March 26, 2004
Dark as night but perfectly lit, a little sad but with a song in its heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

May 24, 2003
Potter adapted his immensely successful British TV series into a Hollywood script that maintained most of its intelligence as well as the musical numbers.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 6, 2002
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide
June 27, 2002
A dazzling downer of a musical
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
How cynical can a musical be?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cole Smithey
September 10, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 9, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
July 16, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 22, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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