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: June 30, 2015
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Critic Score: 77% 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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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Pacino seeks musical redemption in a story inspired by a letter from John Lennon

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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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Jonathan Romney
Observer [UK]

Pacino's buoyant self-mockery goes a long way towards redeeming the actor, who's on genial and winning form.

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John Anderson

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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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Given some of Pacino's dubious choices in recent decades (Jack And Jill was the nadir), you assume he can appreciate elements of his own career in a story very loosely inspired by true events.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
This closed the 2015 Cleveland International Film Festival. It was too long and not very exciting. All the early buzz about Pacino's come-back star turn… More
Philip Price
Danny Collins means no harm. In fact, he just wants to be liked and to make amends for his past shortcomings and the movie that takes the title from his name… More
Glenn Gaylord
LOVE ON THE ROCKS (Of Cocaine) - My Review of DANNY COLLINS ( 3 1/2 Stars) DANNY COLLINS operates on the odd premise of an aging rock star (Al Pacino)… More
Jeff Boam
Thanks to the high notes hit by an engaging lead performance, any sour chords struck by the sometimes heavy handed pseudo-musical Danny Collins mostly get… More