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  1. Samuel Spione's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    When a film is confusing because it genuinely forces you to think about what you just saw, it's a great film. When it's confusing because it relies on a universe of rules completely made up for the convenience of a legitimately nonsensical plot, it's just stupid.

  2. Jorge lopez's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    Yo diría todo un "eclectisismo", una pieza magistral...

  3. TEAM MUBI's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko está en MUBI :O

  4. Raúl Mendoza's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    Simply outstanding. The movie is about everything; like the hand of god running on time.

  5. Marach Adipalin's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    What an overrated film... I get it, people feel smart if they can explain the film to their friends, but, that's it, man. Anyway, that's also the reason why I don't like several sci-fi films.

  6. Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)'s rating of the film Donnie Darko

  7. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    Revisiting DD for the first time since being a teenager highlights just how much it is a "teen movie"—one for teens smart enough to listen to Joy Division but not experienced enough to know that Ian Curtis isn't a role model. Parts that once seemed cathartic now seem juvenile, and its too-much-too-soon sensation may have hurt Kelly more than it helped him. But it is a great first film, even if we're still waiting.

  8. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    The mainstream breakthrough for Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal as siblings who are both excellent here. It is an interesting story that asks "if one can choose one's own destiny, life and eventual death when that moment arrive". Strong supporting acting help as well. Love the 1980s atmosphere but the director's cut ruin the mystery and should only be seen by fans after seeing the original version.

  9. Viola Valéry's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    Poorly rated! Great film.With a great soundtrack.

  10. Matthew Catanzano's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    One of my favorite films, though I didn't appreciate the alternate ending in the director's cut which is often the version distributed. This is gothic-science-fiction-romance at its best, all of my favorite genres.

  11. F/K's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    One of those rare teen films that actually work, at least for me, interesting themes, cool characters, great script, and a bunch of really good hand picked songs

  12. The Tsundokuist's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    An infinite number of monkeys on an infinite number of typewriters couldn't explain away the plot holes in this movie but nobody plays "spooky weirdo" like Jake Gyllenhaal (see also "Nightcrawler").

  13. Ramzi's rating of the film Donnie Darko

  14. marxsbeard's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    i love the dreamy ambiguity of the original here but it's been somewhat spoiled by having seen the way too explainy (and theoretically undernourished) directors cut. despite the decade and a bit of relentless nostalgia that followed, this has aged rather well, subtly cast and no pointy pointy look 80s referencing. but like i said, sometimes less is more.

  15. Jason Moore's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    There's an eeriness to this classic that keeps me coming back. The soundscape intertwined with surreal images of Frank and Donnie intrigue me. The time travel gets lost on me, though I love the Back To The Future mention. The chemistry between the Gylenhaal sibs is the right mixture of a '80's John Hughes-like feel with tender sentimentality that is refreshing. Need to watch this many more times!

  16. Rob Horsfall's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    Watched this quite a few times and never seems to get old. Jake thingy is brilliant as is the rest of the cast.

  17. SiIencio's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    No doubting the credentials for its teen cult status, this film feels more like a lucky fluke, a strange concoction of seemingly positive features that hide a vast vaccum, a bizarre conundrum. It works well when you buy the idea that something profoundly metaphysical is taking place through a clever twist of mundane reality, exposing some cosmic truth, however this never really happened, no rabbit was ever there.

  18. McOpinionated's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    Too confusing the first time around, and later when re-watching it somehow loses some of the emotional punch, because Donnie becomes more and more of an annoying sociopath. And, while it has some sort of circular, self-referential completeness when you don’t think about it… as soon as you do… the conceit either falls apart or it feels uncomfortable.

  19. Piero Reynolds's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    Highly innovative and must surely be based on the psychopathology of schizophrenia. Not the sort of film you forget in a hurry.

  20. Shane Ewen's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    The entertaining hallucinations of a schizophrenic teenager. Good Pomo film with a fabulous soundtrack, including two Tears for Fears tracks.

  21. mirklete's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    A load of old nonsense, but Jake Gyllenhaal is very watchable, and there is some great support. Had to read the film's wikipedia entry to understand some of the plot (some weird editing towards the end), and the reveal is just tedious. Loved the 80s music though, and that rabbit is pretty scary ...

  22. Annette Holbourne's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    Why is Donnie Darko so good? It's entirely soundtracked and it turns out Frank's not just a figment of Donnie's imagination

  23. SpursSince67c's rating of the film Donnie Darko

    Watched this recently in London, a restored and cleaned up version, having seen it probably 5 maybe 6 times already...magnificent movie, will never tire of watching it...

  24. Ayesha Casely-Hayford's rating of the film Donnie Darko

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