Danny Collins Reviews

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October 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.
May 29, 2015
Pacino is good company, keeping his more mannered Pacinoisms in check, but none of it feels like a stretch for him.
May 28, 2015
Return to sender.
May 28, 2015
He is is infinitely watchable, but Al Pacino's decision to star in the schmaltzfest of Danny Collins was a mistake.
April 10, 2015
There's nothing resembling a surprise in this movie, but its simple tune works due to the quality of the performances.
April 10, 2015
One of the things that partly excuses the movie's mush is that it's a kind of musical.
April 9, 2015
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.
April 9, 2015
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.
April 9, 2015
Pacino's exuberance rescues Dan Fogelman's directing debut from the schematic snares in Fogelman's script.
April 9, 2015
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.
April 3, 2015
Comedy, pathos, and some schmaltzy couplets about the changing seasons follow forthwith.
April 2, 2015
Like its hero, the movie is flawed, but hard to resist.
April 2, 2015
The lesson of this likable little movie is that it's never too late to reclaim your integrity.
March 27, 2015
There's a kind of modest American comedy that's so keenly done that you don't bother resisting. All the details feel exactly right for that particular story and those characters. It just works. Right away, you can tell that Danny Collins is working.
March 27, 2015
Legendary as Al Pacino's skills are, he wouldn't be the first actor I'd cast to play a 70ish pop star who still fills mid-sized arenas some 40 years after he last charted a hit single. Yet Al Pacino sells the heck out of his performance as Danny Collins.
March 27, 2015
What Fogelman doesn't quite achieve as screenwriter at the start of the film he makes up for in his directorial debut. He supports wonderfully the affable allure of his attuned cast.
March 26, 2015
So shameless is this movie's urge to batter you into laughter and tears that you give in, exhausted and maybe even a little grateful.
March 26, 2015
There's a nice fluidity and freedom to writer-director Dan Fogelman's storytelling, so things never become predictable.
March 26, 2015
You can guess where things are leading, but only to a point. Fogelman tosses in some mild surprises along the way, some more effective than others.
March 26, 2015
"Danny Collins," like its central character, has a good heart, and sometimes that's enough.
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