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R| 2 hr. 22 min.

Plot Summary
In a funny, moving and distinctly mind-bending journey through suburban America, one extraordinary but disenchanted teenager is about to take Time's Arrow for a ride. After surviving a freak accident, Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins to explore what it means to be alive, and in short order to be in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him a tempting power to alter time and destiny.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal , Jena Malone , Drew Barrymore , James Duval , Maggie Gyllenhaal , Mary McDonnell , Holmes Osborne , Katharine Ross

Director: Richard Kelly

Genres: Fantasy

Distributor: Newmarket Film Group

Donnie Darko: Director's Cut (2001)

Release Date: June 2nd, 2004|2 hr. 22 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    To members of the Darko cult, this may not be an improvement, but it could help this compelling and extremely moving film find the audience it deserves. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Immensely moving and strikingly original, Kelly's story of a brilliant, disturbed teen (Jake Gyllenhaal) drowning in the cultural morass of the 1980s now feels bloated. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The director's cut of this 2001 cult fantasy is a deliriously subtle exploration of storytelling possibilities, and a deliciously wry teen-pic to boot. Brilliant. show more

  • August 11, 2008 christan1382
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    Extremely intellegent film making, nice job everyone! I was thoroughly impressed and this will go down as one of the hugest cult classics, I can see it now! This is on my top 100 of all time, for many reasons other than acting or script. Directing is superb and captivates the correct emotions in which the film and characters are trying to evoke.

  • June 17, 2008 walkerbjs22
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    Richard Kelly's debut feature Donnie Darko is a daring, original vision, packed with ideas and intelligence.

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