A classic mystery with time and space turned upside down. Donnie Darko gets better with age and has perfect soundtrack to match. One of my top 20 films of all time.
Most irritating film in ages! Total nonsense. Only for silly teenagers.
It was a weird movie, I didn't really get anything by the end. The story doesn't really go anywhere.
i really enjoyed this one as much as i did the original an i enjoyed the new bits i didn't see in the original for me it helped me understand a little more about the movie.
Without doubt a very troubled human being, as the story unfolded was as much in the dark as Darko himself.The mysterious jet engine that found it's way into his bedroom seems to have had a life of it's own as it knew all the family and could even dream. Pity the director cut this one at all
It kind of got you in but didnt really go anywhere. I sat stunned at the finish wondering why did I bother. It promised so much but delivered nothing.
A bit too clever for me..I think I got it in the end!! Even if I didn't, it had me glued to my seat for the whole two hours. Well crafted movie that leaves you guessing, long after you finish watching it.
I don't know what to say about this movie. I saw it on TV a few years ago and didn't understand it. I decided to watch it again hoping it would make more sense. It didn't.
An enigmatic and slightly dark drama/thriller that you still won't fully understand after reading about it online. If you are the kind of person who has to understand a movie to enjoy it, then you will find it frustrating.
A little like Butterfly effect but with a less mainstream appeal.
It will appeal also to many sci fi fans.
As far as comparing this to the original version, I recommend the original. This movie seems like a cheap money making scheme, and most of the new scenes were included in the deleted scenes on the original dvd. They were deleted for a reason too... Still, it is a good watch for hardcore DD fans or people who haven't seen the original.
wonderful - great story, great acting, better for seeing it.
I really enjoy the movie.
Not really my cup of tea. Parallel universe, a fracture in time-space continuum, living receivers ... oh the complexity of it all. This movie is sombre, has tons of symbolism and leaves it all up to the imagination of the viewer to explain just what was going on. Only worth a look if you are prepared to work hard to try to fathom it all out. Or, you can look up the web for the numerous interpretations !
Interesting concept of time and strange things tying together... but a little strange for me.. and the ending isnt satisfying...
foul unneccessary language,rubbish
Dark film. Didn't expect to like it, with it's reputation as a young 'cult film', but it really captured a mood that was both thought provoking and strangely compelling.
Just like The Butterfly Effect the ending horrified me. But I guess thats what makes it such a fantastic film!
Very different, left an impression for days, left me wondering about happenings in real life.Worth watching,odd but keeps you watching.
This has an excellent cast, intriguing story and a brilliant soundtrack. It was let down a little by the fact that it could have told the same story in a more accessible manner.
I have to give this a "maybe" rating as its slow pace will not be suitable for many.
a strange movie that has become a cult film you may need to watch more than once
Worth watching more than once.
what a fantastic film, the deep undertones of religous brainwashing and the metaphoric existence of time itself.
Wow! Not for the faint hearted looking for an easy film. This will challenge previous thought. I've watched it 3 times now and still come up with a new concept of what has happened to Donnie! One of my all time faves.
Exceptional film. An original film not to be missed
Could be an excellent movie if better actors were engaged. The story line is fantastic and sad towards the end. But I found it sort of jumped time often which when it did move ahead of time, it seemed to leave the story line unfinished.
great movie, but i felt a bit confused through the whole movie. a bit disturbing as well. but worth watching
A classic. Living through the 1980s - this film improves upon each viewing. See it, live through it and don' talk to any rabbits.
Quite different from the mainstream, this film manages to be suspenseful and oddly disturbing, although never that scary.
Definitely better than the original. The inclusion of snippets from the book, "The Philosophy Of Time Travel", that is given to Donnie makes understanding the movie that much easier. I recommend using the "pause" button during those snippets as coming to grips with their content is central to following the movie. Yes, the movie is someone cerebral, but if you are after movie that will have you thinking about it for days after, then this is for you.
Not sure about this one. Collection of horror/tragedy cliches with a rambling story line , enhanced by superb acting .