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: 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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John Anderson

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

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Jay Stone

A tearjerker with its own jerk.

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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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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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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Pacino delivers his best turn in a very long time, hiding the fact that he can't even carry a tune behind a magnetic presence that screams "star".

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Liz Braun
Toronto Sun

For his directorial debut, Fogelman puts all the right people together, and what's more, gets a performance out of Pacino that's one of his best-ever comic turns.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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

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Alberto Abuín
Blog de cine

Al Pacino delivers a master class in acting. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A real crowd-pleaser. A beautifully crafted and handsomely performed film. Al Pacino gives one of his best performances in years. A true star in top form… More
Chrisanne Chin
I ought to be kind given it's an Al Pacino film. He could do with better scripts than that of a cocaine snorting has-been 70s rocker. Can't fault his… More
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
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
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
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