In the tradition of Urban Legends and Final Destination, Donnie Darko is an edgy, psychological thriller about a suburban teen coming face-to-face wit his dark destiny. Jake Gyllenhaal leads a star-filled cast (including Drew Barrymore, Noah Wyle, Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze and Mary McDonnell) as a delusional high-school student visited by a demonic rabbit with eerie visions of the past - and deadly predictions for the future. This "excitingly original" (Entertainment Weekly) nail-biter will keep you on the edge of your seat until the mind-bending climax.
This unclassifiable but stunningly original film obliterates the walls between teen comedy, science fiction, family drama, horror, and cultural satire--and remains wildly entertaining throughout. Jake Gyllenhaal (October Sky) stars as Donnie, a borderline-schizophrenic adolescent for whom there is no difference between the signs and wonders of reality (a plane crash that decimates his house) and hallucination (a man-sized, reptilian rabbit who talks to him). Obsessed with the science of time travel and acutely aware of the world around him, Donnie is isolated by his powers of analysis and the apocalyptic visions that no one else seems to share. The debut feature of writer-director Richard Kelly, Donnie Darko is a shattering, hypnotic work that sets its own terms and gambles--rightfully so, as it turns out--that a viewer will stay aboard for the full ride. --Tom Keogh
Youth entertaining, illogical and incomprehensible drama, but there is a key to making perfect sense and make it a great film. Read morePublished 1 month ago by George Fratelli
A movie that will let you wonder... You should watch it twice. The story structure is similar to Jacob's Ladder, but it is not not as gory.Published 1 month ago by Michel Hebert
A movie that turns your brain inside out and proceeds to cram more confusing content inside of it until it explodes from sheer awesomeness! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jesse
Greate movie love this film.The shipping was very fast,faster than expectade.I would recomand this film to all my friends and familyPublished 14 months ago by Stephane Langlois
Donnie Darko is an interesting movie. Certain scenes have a certain type of 'art' behind them that make this movie very good to watch. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Pyyro Bowman
A truly dark and disturbing film for those who enjoy the craft of building suspense.
You don't need big budgets to make a great thriller just a daring script and subtle... Read more
A RESPONSE AND A SLIGHT SPOILER
"(Yes, Donny Darko is constantly on anti-depression drugs throughout this movie)"
If you had bothered to go and see the... Read more