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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Release Date: April 10, 2015
DVD 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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John Anderson

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

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M. Faust
The Public (Buffalo)

This directorial debut of Dan Fogelman is what you'd expect from the writer of scripts like Fred Claus, The Guilt Trip, and Crazy Stupid Love: schmaltz with onion powder.

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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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Sean Nelson
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

The big problem with Danny Collins is Danny Collins, a weird hybrid of late Rod Stewart, mid-period Neil Diamond, and, I don't know, a less-sexual Tom Jones? Rick Nelson in reverse? The math doesn't quite make it.

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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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Dee O'Donoghue
Film Ireland Magazine

Danny Collins is, at times, an engaging and downright hilarious comedy drama that will have you laughing through the tears but this is simply owing to the sublime performances from its cast...

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
"Danny Collins" has Al Pacino at his best in years as the title role, and boy did I not expect this movie to be so great. I have seen biopics about… 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
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
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
Dann Michalski
Inspired by a true story, Danny Collins is a fun comedy that delivers some good laughs. After receiving a letter from John Lennon 37 years late, washed up rock… More
Ace Talksmovies
As a story, this isn't something that's 100% original and never been done before. All that being said, all you have to do is match a pro like Pacino… More