Donnie Darko Reviews

Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
September 9, 2011

The Director's Cut works too hard to explain the mystery behind what really happened to teenage misfit Donnie, while the theatrical one was more mysterious and ambiguous.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Brighton and Fusion3600
DVD Authority.com
August 9, 2011

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 1, 2009

Winningly edgy teen-angst sci-fi tragicomedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

DVD Beaver
February 5, 2009

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008


Exclaim!
August 3, 2007


Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
February 27, 2007

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com
April 6, 2006

Donnie Darko may have been shortchanged in the theaters, but it got a pretty fine DVD from 20th Century Fox.

Dodd Alley
MovieWeb
May 16, 2005

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Landmann
MovieFreak.com
April 28, 2005

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

ComingSoon.net
March 5, 2005

Brian Oliver
Movieman's Guide to the Movies
February 27, 2005

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
The Shootin' Surgeon
DVD Clinic
February 23, 2005

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Premiere Magazine
February 22, 2005

Daniela Chunga
The Cinema Source
February 20, 2005

| Original Score: A

Reel.com
February 16, 2005

| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Bovberg
DVDTalk.com
February 9, 2005

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
October 6, 2004

Jeremy Frost
Upcomingdiscs.Com
January 24, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 21, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film Freak Central
January 13, 2004

Gary Panton
Movie Gazette
October 28, 2003

Fascinating, thought-provoking and at times darkly comic.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Dvdrama
July 31, 2003

Anthony Horan
DVD.net.au
July 20, 2003


DVD Review.net
June 19, 2003


CHUD
June 4, 2003

Almar Haflidason
BBC.com
May 20, 2003

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Glenn Martin Erickson
DVD Savant
May 7, 2003

Doug Maclean
HomeTheaterInfo.com
February 6, 2003

Grim Ringler
JackassCritics.com
February 5, 2003

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Brian Kelley
DVDActive.com
January 20, 2003

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

CinemaZone.dk
December 1, 2002

Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
Brian Matherly
Daily-Reviews
November 23, 2002

| Original Score: 5/5
Jonathan L. Bowen
JLB Movies
September 26, 2002

W. Andrew Powell
The Gate.CA
August 27, 2002

| Original Score: 9/10
George Castillo
DVDFuture.com
August 24, 2002

Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 22, 2002

Richard Kelly's seriocomic socio-apocalyptic love story stands as one of the few recent movies to effectively capture youth's grandeur.


Ruthless Reviews
June 28, 2002

Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 13, 2002

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002


PreViewed DVD
May 1, 2002

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 16, 2002

Imagine living in a world where nightmares and reality merge, where waking dreams are a part of everyday life.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 12, 2002

Whatever it is, it is fascinating, lyrical filmmaking and it demands multiple viewings to wring the most out of it.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

dvdmg.com
April 1, 2002


Cinescape
March 27, 2002

Aaron Beierle
CurrentFilm.com
March 20, 2002

Nick Schager
DVD Angle
March 15, 2002

Rich Rosell
digitallyOBSESSED.com
March 6, 2002

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
March 5, 2002

From its awesome, hypnotic interactive menus to its meaty and informative array of features, the Donnie Darko DVD is an incredibly handsome class act.

Derek M. Germano
Cinema Laser
February 27, 2002

Fusion3600
DVD Authority.com
February 24, 2002

Patrick Naugle
DVD Verdict
February 20, 2002

Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
December 21, 2001

As with any film of this kind, multiple viewings are in order so that one can sort out the plot strands, admire the craftsmanship, and fully grasp what the writer-director's intentions were. When the film opened in the wake of the events of September 11th

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
January 19, 2001

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5