Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Danny Collins – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Danny Collins is a surprisingly good film.  It has heart, soul and a cracking central performance by Al Pacino who, much like the films titular character, proves there’s still mileage left in the tank.  It also features the cutest kid since that “Human Head Weighs whatever” kid from Jerry Maguire.  Maybe because my expectations were set to low, but the film made he smile, passed Kermode’s six laugh test with ease and gave memorable roles to Garmer, Plummer and Bening. What more could you ask for?

Best Bit: The Kid. She’s awesome.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Almost Famous, Walk The Line, Boogie Nights

IMDB Rating: 8 out of 10 stars

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...