Bosley Crowther - New York Times
Dave Kehr - Chicago Reader
If you're a fan of the big band sound (which I'm not) you will probably like this pic much better than I did.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
A strange look at the music business.
Michael E. Grost - Classic Film and Television
Unfortunately, while Jimmy Stewart provides yet another winning performance as the seminal big band leader, the film is an unsatisfying hybrid.
Dan Jardine - Apollo Guide
Featuring a towering performance from Jimmy Stewart as America's most popular band leader, Anthony Mann's intelligent if also sentimental film is one of the most enjoyable Hollywood biopics.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
- Time Out
Miller's great music is THE thing in this romanticized bio of the band leader.
Steve Crum - Kansas City Kansan
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Josh Gilchrist - Billings Outpost (Montana)