Reviews

Jun 2, 2021
Though riddled with clichés, there are memorable performances from Pacino, Annette Bening as his lover and Christopher Plummer as his sardonic manager.
Feb 26, 2021
The protagonist in Danny Collins is worlds apart from the object of Lennon's attention, giving the movie-and John Lennon-a somewhat cartoonish bearing.
Dec 8, 2019
Danny Collins is a delightful melody from beginning to end. Love the characters. Love the performances. Love Danny Collins.
Aug 5, 2019
A movie with genuine heart.
May 10, 2019
Zeal (Annette Bening reminds us) may not be great, but it isn't awful either. For better or worse, Danny Collins is a film with a lot of zeal.
May 8, 2019
As soon as it becomes clear that the film is really about the megastar Danny bantering with starstruck hicks and learning how to love again, it sinks like a stone, and we're right back to Pacino "doing Pacino."
Dec 8, 2018
This is a crowd-pleaser that will have even the grumpiest of audience members imagine how they could better themselves, if even for a few fleeting moments.
Jun 11, 2018
It never rocks despite a talented cast.
Jan 12, 2018
Danny Collins is a perfect example of a whole that is less than the sum of its parts, some of which are quite good in themselves.
Nov 9, 2017
Like a hit rock song with an all-too-familiar chord progression and a formulaic anthemic sing-along chorus, Danny Collins hits all the right notes with gusto and warmth.
Oct 12, 2017
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.
Aug 22, 2017
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.
May 12, 2016
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...
Apr 22, 2016
There's undeniable humanity and gentle humor running through this tale of redemption.
Apr 9, 2016
Even if Pacino's singing voice leaves much to desired, his performance doesn't. Much like the film itself, it's all in the execution.
Apr 6, 2016
There is so much goodwill in Danny Collins that even its characters' struggles are made to feel frothy.
Jan 1, 2016
Al Pacino gives it his barnstorming all.
Jan 1, 2016
This lost-letter episode actually happened to British folk musician Steve Tilston - who seems more grounded, and more interesting, than the caricature that is Danny Collins.
Nov 12, 2015
A tearjerker with its own jerk.
Oct 16, 2015
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".