The Five Pennies Reviews

October 17, 2019
A bit too sobby in spots, the film rates "good" for its exuberant music, its sharply detailed Jazz Age atmosphere, and Kaye's likeable performance.
December 16, 2013
The Five Pennies is a solidly crafted movie that glosses over a lot of the real history of jazz.
January 2, 2006
A bit of a sprightly-tragic mess, but if one doesn't try to sum up its parts, it's plenty entertaining in a nostalgic, old-movie way.