Danny Collins Reviews

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May 28, 2015
Danny is a role tailor-made for Pacino at this stage in his career, one that enables him both to indulge in some very hammy scene-stealing, but also to show his character's vulnerability and essential decency.
May 28, 2015
He is is infinitely watchable, but Al Pacino's decision to star in the schmaltzfest of Danny Collins was a mistake.
May 27, 2015
Al Pacino gets his groove back as ageing rock star Danny Collins in a lively comedy-drama that draws from his own star aura and sends it up, too.
May 27, 2015
Dan Fogelman has achieved something that only very few, accomplished filmmakers can - which is to find a triumphant balance between comedy and pathos.
May 25, 2015
Consistently amusing and, during the final act, surprisingly touching. It's also a little too predictable to be a classic.
May 25, 2015
Hugely, irresistibly enjoyable, with star chemistry to spare, genuine laughs and tears, and the bonus of apt Lennon songs on the soundtrack.
May 25, 2015
A story about soul-searching, it should appeal to folks old enough to remember the 60s, and to those who wish they could have been there.
May 25, 2015
Hits all the routine beats but is plenty entertaining, with Pacino rediscovering his enviable pizazz to headline a quality ensemble.
May 14, 2015
In undoubtedly his best performance in years, Al Pacino has taken this story and elevated it to a whole different level altogether.
May 1, 2015
The film bogs down in its contrived narrative framework about a journey of self-discovery, but succeeds more on a character level. Much of the credit goes to the talented ensemble.
April 24, 2015
Cast elevates sometimes-edgy story about musician.
April 20, 2015
Bright dialogue and great chemistry between Al Pacino and the rest of the cast raise this fairly predictable comedy-drama to very enjoyable entertainment.
April 15, 2015
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.
April 11, 2015
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.
April 11, 2015
Al Pacino delivers his best performance in years...it's engaging, captivating entertainment.
April 10, 2015
It's become something of a snarky joke about emotionally manipulative entertainment, but when you can honestly say "I laughed, I cried," somebody's doing something right.
April 10, 2015
While the cast keep the melodrama limited to a human scale, the screenplay isn't above manipulating us with a cute granddaughter suffering from a learning disability.
April 10, 2015
Pacino sinks his gleaming teeth into the role of Danny with a gusto that's charming and infectious.
April 10, 2015
Like its title character, the comedy-drama Danny Collins is a movie that starts out overbearing and over-the-top, but slowly grows on you with its quieter charms.
April 10, 2015
There's nothing resembling a surprise in this movie, but its simple tune works due to the quality of the performances.
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