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August 11, 2008
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
Richard Kelly's debut feature Donnie Darko is a daring, original vision, packed with ideas and intelligence.
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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. Full Review
If Kelly felt it necessary to add the new material, that's all to the good. It just means there's more to love. Full Review
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. Full Review
Obsessives will be familiar with the "new" material (almost all available on the original DVD), which elaborates on the time-travel metaphysics and tightens the emotional screws. Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) shares one additional tender exchange with each family member Full Review
Contains about 10 additional minutes and is as fabulous and enjoyable as ever. To be honest, I didn't even notice the new material, having not seen the original film since its 2001 release. I just saw a film that works beautifully and has held together well. Full Review