Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut
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In a funny, moving and distinctly mind-bending journey through suburban America, one extraordinary but disenchanted teenage is about to take Time's Arrow for a ride. October 2nd, 1988: just another ordinary day in Donnie Darko's teen-aged existence. He's taken his medication, watched Dukakis & Bush debate, and had dinner with the family. Then an outrageous accident occurs, which just misses claiming Donnie's life. As Donnie begins to explore what it means to still be alive, and in short order to be in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that five him a tempting power to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film feels like a collision between a John Hughes teen comedy and a David Lynch freakfest."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The new Darko is just as marvelous as the old."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Oddly not as good as the theatrical cut."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Friends and neighbors, this is a Great American Movie."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
" the years since the film was made, the country and the world have become even more divided.... Maybe the movie is more meaningful today than ever."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"What remains unchanged is the realization of just what a superb actor Jake Gyllenhaal is."
‑ Leighton Walter Kille, Boston Globe
"Contains about 10 additional minutes and is as fabulous and enjoyable as ever."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"The resulting film reveals an artist who has seriously reflected on his work and carefully considered what to add, what to alter and sometimes what to remove."
‑ Beth Accomando,
"it cannot be discounted that the substantial supplementary features went a long way towards backing up the film's legitimacy to its ever-increasing population of followers."
‑ Douglas Pratt, Movie City News
"Initially an interesting disappointment, Donnie is now a favorite"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"It's a dreamlike, intuitive movie that has much to say about life and death and points in between."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News
"If Kelly felt it necessary to add the new material, that's all to the good. It just means there's more to love."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"...other additions -- most egregiously at the climax -- are just intrusive and reduce our interpretive choices by replacing them with one choice, purely science-fictional in a George Lucas 'midichlorians' sense, that's a diminishment, not an illumination."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"Like Being John Malkovich and 2001: A Space Odyssey and too few others, this is one of those mind-melting cinematic achievements."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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