Released Year: 2015
Runtime: 106 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Directors: Dan Fogelman
Writers: Dan Fogelman
Casts: Al Pacino, Melissa Benoist, Jennifer Garner, Nick Offerman, Josh Peck, Bobby Cannavale, Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer, Aarti Mann, Katarina Cas, Anne McDaniels, Giselle Eisenberg, Eric Lange, Cassandra Starr, Brian Smith
IMDB: Danny Collins (2015) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.4
Village Voice -
This movie is a narrow character piece that shows Pacino wrestling to reveal layers in a man who's worried he might actually be hollow. He and Fogelman string together dozens of small, perfect moments.
The A.V. Club -
This is the kind of thing that should come effortlessly to Pacino, one of the all-time greats of American acting, but no longer does. In fact, this qualifies as his best and most easygoing film performance in a good decade.
Slant Magazine -
The chemistry between Pacino and his cast mates gives this lightly amusing contrivance surprising emotional resonance.
Beneath the sitcom cutesiness and boldfaced sentimentality, the film manages to keep just enough reality coursing through to stay grounded.
Danny Collins (2015)
Inspired by a true story, 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 and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.