Donnie Darko - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Donnie Darko Reviews

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Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 23, 2004
Donnie Darko swings for the fences, and it goes yard.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
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.
George Gallucci
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.
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
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.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
December 11, 2003
If you believe Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Anya, there's something very malevolent about bunnies.
| Original Score: 8/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
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
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
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
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
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
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
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
Rebecca Murray
December 17, 2002
A dark coming-of-age tale told by way of a provocative script, and superbly acted.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Paul Arendt
November 8, 2002
'Think Rushmore meets Twelve Monkeys and you're on the right lines.'
James Rocchi
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
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Dark, interesting and downright weird film that plays like a teen movie filtered through the work of David Lynch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Daniel Etherington
October 29, 2002
An astonishingly imaginative, poignant, genre-defying tale of teen love, insanity and time travel.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Much of it is weird. Some is funny. All is original and unpredictable.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 5, 2002
"A dark and mesmerising fantasy trip in the neverland between fear and love."
Leslie Felperin
Sight and Sound
October 2, 2002
Haunting and altogether exquisite.
Alex Ramirez
September 1, 2002
Gustará mucho a seguidores de Lynch, a amantes del fantástico, y a quienes se atrevan a experimentar...
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