Reviewed by Patrick Hao

There is a genre of Hollywood movies that can be classified as nothing other than “charming.” These movies bathe Hollywood in a conceptual sleekness, in which big stars play on their charisma and persona and stakes are just high enough to warrant investment that is impossible to resist. Danny Collins, directed by Dan Fogelman, embraces “charming” without conviction.

At first, Danny Collins seems like it is heading down a familiar "rock star redemption story" road. Al Pacino plays the...

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