Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut
Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (2004)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 4, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2007
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film feels like a collision between a John Hughes teen comedy and a David Lynch freakfest.

Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The new Darko is just as marvelous as the old.

Cole Smithey

Oddly not as good as the theatrical cut.

Leighton Walter Kille
Boston Globe

What remains unchanged is the realization of just what a superb actor Jake Gyllenhaal is.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Contains about 10 additional minutes and is as fabulous and enjoyable as ever.

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Beth Accomando

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.

Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

It's a dreamlike, intuitive movie that has much to say about life and death and points in between.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

If Kelly felt it necessary to add the new material, that's all to the good. It just means there's more to love.

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Mark Bourne

...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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Quite a revelation. A must-see.
Neum Daddy
[b]Obscurity is the refuge of the incompetent.[/b] - [color=DarkOliveGreen]Robert Heinlein[/color] [b]My mind to me a kingdom is, Such… More
Richard C
I love the directors cut even more then the theatrical version. this movie is funny, wierd, orginal and much more. this is one of the best films ever made. A
Bryce Iwaschuk
It might be longer, and may only have more scenes than the original, but oddly enough, it comes nowhere close to being as good as the theatrical cut.
Dann Michalski
Richard Kelly revisits his cult thriller Donnie Darko with a Director's Cut that tries to offer a clearer vision. Inserting excerpts from "The… More
Audra Hebard
An extremely ambitious piece of work that rightly gets people to think and debate over it. In interviews, Richard Kelly, himself, seems vague and indefinite in… More