David Lynch lite. show more
Appealingly, the movie has a certain lightness -- like the aforementioned butterfly -- which makes its foreboding qualities surprisingly user-friendly. show more
Most experienced filmmakers wouldn't even attempt a film that's so blackly funny, that so rapidly shifts genres and tone, and that layers late '80s cultural references so thickly, from "E.T." to Smurfs. show more
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.
Richard Kelly's debut feature Donnie Darko is a daring, original vision, packed with ideas and intelligence.