Donnie Darko Synopsis
An unusual teenager (Jake Gyllenhaal) listens to a 6-foot-tall rabbit.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Kelly, the 26-year-old writer-director of this excitingly original indie vision, shares more artistically with Wes Anderson or Paul Thomas...
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88

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
David Lynch lite.
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88

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Appealingly, the movie has a certain lightness -- like the aforementioned butterfly -- which makes its foreboding qualities surprisingly...
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80

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
The nerviest, oddest, most outlandish and idiosyncratic American indie debut since "Buffalo 66," Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko defies...
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Most experienced filmmakers wouldn't even attempt a film that's so blackly funny, that so rapidly shifts genres and tone, and that layers...
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63

Boston Globe

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The debut feature from 26-year-old director Richard Kelly shows plenty of promise, but it's somewhat self-involved and won't appeal to...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Donnie Darko is the one that got away. But it was fun trying to land it.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The flaws are more than balanced out by the risks the earnest Kelly encourages his excellent cast to take.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
If this movie ever figured out what it wanted to be when it grows up, it would be a terrific one.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Just another self-absorbed teen chronicle, with the added twist of a little time travel and a surprise ending.
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amazing

By isrealigurl8
loved it! it was a little confusing at first but everything comes together at the end...

Must watch more than once

By coowboys
This movie is much better when you actually understand it. I thought it was really wierd the first time I saw it and I didn't get it, I thought it was just alright. This movie is mostly about time...

Second Favorite Movie

By spiceboy
Must see more than once......

prrty good

By mustlove_films17
From my point of view the movie was completly confusing, then i realised how brilliant and moving this movie could be for an moviegoer. The actors where realling into to character exspecially Drew...

Richard Kelly

By musicmam10
Richard Kelly talks about his first day of principal photography, the rush of film making, and his favorite director moment!! I love this director! [BLOCKED WEBSITE]...

Creepyyy

By bryce618
I didn't see it in theaters and I'm happy about that because I only got 30 minutes into the movie then turned it of because of Franks voice....

Donnie Darko

By gcontreras7
I was channel surfing when I just so happened to have landed on this channel showing "Donnie Darko".The movie is so abstract, yet you can't take off your eyes off it. This was and is my favorite movie...

90 out of 100

By RogueWatcher
Mainstream movie with Indie feel. However, if it were an Indie movie, it would be my favorite Indie movie....

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Rated R | For language, some drug use and violence
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