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  • Actors: Danny Glover, Bruce Greenwood
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada
  • Release Date: Sept. 4 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008POPRN8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,965 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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By THE MOVIE GUY TOP 50 REVIEWER on March 8 2015
Format: DVD
Donovan (Danny Glover) is a slightly dyslexic nuclear physicist who has returned home after 30 years. He has dealt with a 30 year tragedy. Oh not the severe gut wrenching type of tragedy like being a Browns fan, but that of a personal loss of loved ones.

His return is clouded with mystery. Sgt. Finnley (Bruce Greenwood) leads a warm reception that soon turns strange as Donovan is consumed by 30 year old premonitions which he kept in a journal. He tries to sort things out, but unfortunately his interpretations lacks a bit of accuracy which leads to initial skepticism.

His premonitions center around an 11 year old girl (Natasha Calis) which causes alarm for Mom.

The film proceeds as a slow mystery being unraveled. It has many parts which make you think you are watching a "Lifetime" film. There is little action in the film and what action that does happen, is off screen. The film is about the reoccurring cycle of life. A likeable film for those who are into that sort of thing and were banging your head against the wall watching "Cloud Atlas."

Parental guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity. One BS.
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By rabinick on Feb. 22 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is small-budget drama-suspense, so don't expect over-the-top special effects or even constant action. But the script is tight and acting properly nuanced. Also, the movie makes you think while drawing you into the story and the characters - exactly what a movie should do.
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By harvey barnaby on Dec 2 2014
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
THE ETERNAL RETURN July 20 2013
By THE MOVIE GUY - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Donovan (Danny Glover) is a slightly dyslexic nuclear physicist who has returned home after 30 years. He has dealt with a 30 year tragedy. Oh not the severe gut wrenching type of tragedy like being a Browns fan, but that of a personal loss of loved ones.

His return is clouded with mystery. Sgt. Finnley (Bruce Greenwood) leads a warm reception that soon turns strange as Donovan is consumed by 30 year old premonitions which he kept in a journal. He tries to sort things out, but unfortunately his interpretations lacks a bit of accuracy which leads to initial skepticism.

His premonitions center around an 11 year old girl (Natasha Calis) which causes alarm for Mom.

The film proceeds as a slow mystery being unraveled. It has many parts which make you think you are watching a "Lifetime" film. There is little action in the film and what action that does happen, is off screen. The film is about the reoccurring cycle of life. A likeable film for those who are into that sort of thing and were banging your head against the wall watching "Cloud Atlas."

Parental guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity. One BS.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Donovan's Echo Sept. 14 2013
By Daisy Blossom - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
A wonderful movie I just saw on Netflix (hint: Amazon, please make this available for Prime viewers!)...such a moving, engrossing, excellent movie about the timeless cycle of life, forgiveness, and the gift of intuitiveness. This is an understated gem. Of course the quiet gems don't make the same splash. Nonethless, this is an honest, heartfelt movie. Danny Glover is a marvelous actor and a scene stealer every step of the way! He just can't help it, his acting is that good!

Highly recommended if you are in the mood for a thoughtful movie with themes of ultimate forgiveness, which is rare nowadays.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Exploring the Mysterious Echoes of Time Dec 18 2014
By Knight Poet - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
For me, Donovan's Echo was an inspirational reminder that the sovereignty of God is unlimited. The universe was not inevitable. It is neither an accident nor some self-existent entity of ethereal proportions exploding upon the empty stage of nebular nothingness. The universe is a work of creation and is therefore wholly subject to the will of the Creator. And unlike any documentary that may have attempted to encapsulate portions of these philosophical mysteries in a few condensed scenes featuring talking heads that move their lips in a rapid succession of lingual fireworks but who fail to say anything spiritually significant, this suspense-filled flick was enlightening and entertaining. By the way, God was never mentioned by name or even indirectly referenced in this movie although you might not know that after reading my review thus far (unless you have already seen Donovan's Echo). The topic that is dealt with has to do with how someone can be called upon to do something of the utmost importance that is beneficial to the long-term welfare of the planet perhaps by those Beings who are unseen and uncredited yet work diligently behind the scenes for the good of the many (and since they exist on a cosmic plane far above planetary mortals, they know more than any of us about everything there is to know). The chosen individual might be completely unaware that he or she has a supremely significant task to be completed during their mortal lifetime. At times when Doubt temporarily wins the tug-of-war with Faith, they might even think they are deluded or even crazy. Others who know them might share that opinion. But what matters in the end is only if the spiritually-guided person chooses to act or not to act (this going way beyond Shakespeare's "to be or not to be" since active participation can only be directly invoked by an act of will) and I choose not to mention anything more pertaining to what happens in this thriller so as to allow the ending to appear when scripted.
Good but Not Great Echo Sept. 15 2014
By Polo Entendre - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Earnest, well meaning and well acted story of a man caught up in past regrets and the trauma of losing his family 30 years earlier. With splendid performances by Danny Glover, Bruce Greenwood, and Natasha Calis the story manages to rise above some heavy handed screen writing and tugs at our emotions as we witness the single minded pursuit of answers to whether deja vu actually occurred. The "chicken little" scenario where Donovan (Glover) tries histrionically to warn whoever might be listening of impending doom is shopworn and not executed with much originality. As are the predictable reactions of Finn (Greenwood) to the ever-increasing warnings of impending danger voiced by Donovan.

However, the film manages to overcome its more cloying tendencies and makes Donovan's Echo a worthwhile, emotional experience. Just not a great one.
Touching without being cloying May 18 2014
By RL - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Although this lacks a certain edge, it is intelligent, and thoughtful and surprisingly touching. The premise is more well developed in many similar films, and although much of the finale is less of a shock than the writers hoped, it's still a worthwhile ride. Great performance from Danny Glover.

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