Donnie Darko Reviews

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August 14, 2007
June 8, 2007
Kelly is a supple and courageous storyteller, boldly free-associating as he mixes parody and satire with earnest psychodrama and coming up with plot points no one could anticipate.
June 8, 2007
Donnie Darko has plenty of problems. But most stem from a young filmmaker overswinging on his first time up to the plate and hitting a deep fly out rather than a home run.
February 27, 2007
May 20, 2003
November 6, 2001
Excitingly original indie vision.
March 7, 2019
I certainly didn't have an emotional bond with the film. Still, I admire the risk taking and what it has to say about mental illness.
November 12, 2018
It's ultimately the piece's surprisingly sincere, compassionate edge which transmits the most.
December 16, 2017
[Richard] Kelly winds so many ideas, so many questions, and so much marvelously strange experience through this ambitious film that you can forgive the few loose ends and overdone caricatures amidst the richness.
April 29, 2017
The theatrical version is some kind of compacted masterpiece, hormonal, vital, dazed, blissfully unhinged... I'm too attached to Donnie Darko to worry over its wanton weirdness, its mix of concreteness and intangibility.
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