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Donnie Darko Reviews

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December 6, 2005
You either love it or hate it. For those who loved it, I have only one word: overrated.c
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 15, 2005
A faithfully rendered head trip.
January 15, 2005
One of the most remarkable films of 2001, and it deserves a much larger audience than it has so far gained.
Read More | Original Score: A-
July 30, 2004
Donnie Darko ranks among Gattaca, Pi and Dark City for pure imagination -- and surpasses them for astonishing execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 26, 2004
The original was a movie for all those castaways who believe in unexplained phenomenon; the new version reads like a handbook on how to pick up women.
July 26, 2004
The big screen, in any shape or form, is the ideal way to experience Donnie Darko, and so a re-release like this is a rare and welcome gift.
July 23, 2004
Donnie Darko swings for the fences, and it goes yard.
March 5, 2004
If the sum total of Donnie Darko is hard to figure, there's no questioning that its separate scenes add up to breathtaking filmmaking.
February 25, 2004
Though the film at times blurs the line between reality and fantasy to the point where it occasionally becomes difficult to read, it's definitely worth experiencing.
January 2, 2004
The [film's] pointedly bipolar tone might have been modeled on the wild mood swings of the Cure's adolescent-apocalypse epic Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me from the white-hot summer of '87.
December 11, 2003
If you believe Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Anya, there's something very malevolent about bunnies.
| Original Score: 8/10
September 26, 2003
Em seu longa-metragem de estréia, Richard Kelly prova ser não apenas um roteirista repleto de imaginação, mas também um diretor inteligente e talentoso - e Jake Gyllenhaal é um ator fascinante.
| Original Score: 5/5
March 30, 2003
A mini-masterpiece that marks the arrival of brave new talents in Gyllenhaal and Kelly. Cult glory beckons.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2003
An unnerving, electrifying debut film from 26-year-old writer/director Kelly, one that elucidates the universal traumas of growing up, but does so with a startling uncommonness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 13, 2003
You're either going to pay to see it twice or wonder what all the fuss is about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2003
No other movie I've seen has been able to capture that late '80's feel with such accuracy; as a result, Donnie Darko affects me like few other movies can.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
December 17, 2002
A dark coming-of-age tale told by way of a provocative script, and superbly acted.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 8, 2002
'Think Rushmore meets Twelve Monkeys and you're on the right lines.'
November 7, 2002
Twisty, disturbing mix of John Hughes and James Cameron is an unsettling meditation on fate -- and the debut of a major talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 3, 2002
A deceptive combination of all sorts of tones that seems like a stylistic jumble while keeping up a restrained front and never resorting to easy hyperactivity.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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