Danny Collins
Danny Collins (2015)

Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 10, 2015
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78%
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thanks to Al Pacino's stirring central performance - and excellent work from an esteemed supporting cast -- Danny Collins manages to overcome its more predictable and heavy-handed moments to deliver a heartfelt tale of redemption.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

One of the things that partly excuses the movie's mush is that it's a kind of musical.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

It's never dull to watch pros like Pacino, Bening, Plummer, Garner and Cannavale interact - this is dream casting - and the film makes the most of that, along with a pleasingly comprehensive Lennon soundtrack.

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Rick Kisonak
Film Threat

Pacino dials the hoo-ah down, letting his smile and charisma do the heavy lifting. Naturally, it doesn't hurt that all the feeling and healing are accompanied by a soundtrack of Lennon songs.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Danny Collins is the cinematic equivalent of a well-sung easy rock tune, enjoyably light and bouncy, with some darker notes hidden within the chords.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Comedy, pathos, and some schmaltzy couplets about the changing seasons follow forthwith.

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Jason Gorber
Dork Shelf

Danny Collins has the makings of something terrific, but it doesn't quite reach the heights to which it aspires. It's a catchy and effective film, but one that I fear won't quite make the greatest hits list for Mr. Pacino's remarkable career.

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John Anderson
Newsday

Pacino's exuberance rescues Dan Fogelman's directing debut from the schematic snares in Fogelman's script.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Like its hero, the movie is flawed, but hard to resist.

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Al Pacino delivers his best performance in years...it's engaging, captivating entertainment.

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