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Donnie Darko

Rated R for language, some drug use and violence.

R In Theaters 10/26/2001 , 113min.
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Critic score based on 8 reviews

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August 13, 2011
absolutely brilliant, one of my favorite movies

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
It's this compulsion to solder melancholy to weightlessness that constantly trips up the movie; Mr. Kelly doesn't have the assurance to pull off such a difficult feat. Full Review
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
If this movie ever figured out what it wanted to be when it grows up, it would be a terrific one. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Appealingly, the movie has a certain lightness -- like the aforementioned butterfly -- which makes its foreboding qualities surprisingly user-friendly. Full Review
Jan Stuart
Los Angeles Times
If you let it be what it is, Donnie Darko will knock you flat. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
Kelly, the 26-year-old writer-director of this excitingly original indie vision, shares more artistically with Wes Anderson or Paul Thomas Anderson than he does with Spielberg or John Hughes, but the point is, he's out on his own here. He swings big -- with flair. Full Review
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