S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale
S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale (2009)

Daveigh Chase reprises her role as Samantha Darko in this sequel set seven years after the events of director Richard Kelly's acclaimed cult hit. The day Donnie Darko died, his family died too. Almost a decade later, eighteen year old… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 12, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 28, 2009
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Heather Wixson
Dread Central

Director Fisher does a decent job of taking the reins and delivers a dark and delicate tragic fairy tale to audiences.

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Jordan Hoffman

I love Donnie Darko. It is ominous, funny, replete with ... well-observed moments. S. Darko is a callous attempt to cash in on its well-earned appreciation.

Bill Gibron

a thick, viscous sludge of clichés, stereotypes, and poorly written dialogue

Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

This 'Donnie Darko Tale' is all style, no substance - a superficial imitation that retraces the original's twists and turns but offers none of its own.

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Brian Holcomb

The entire project seems to sweat from the exertion of its writer Nathan Atkins and director Chris Fisher to do something-anything-to make the film worthwhile.

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Brian Orndorf

It's a spineless, careless, bizarrely unadventurous number two that would rather saddle up and rehash Kelly's original screenplay over any clear-cut attempt to cook up some juicy oddities of its own.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's been reported that Richard Kelly has completely disowned this movie, and for good reason

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David Cornelius

It wants to echo the original but can't figure out the rhythms.

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Flixster Audience Score: 18% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Awful and pointless sequel to the superior horror suspense cult hit, Donnie Darko is a film that never should have been made. The film has a poorly written… More
Morgan Salem
Loved the Original...but, WHAT WAS UP WITH THE MOVIE!! omg I had no Idea there could be soooo many sub-plots in one movie!! I mean I understood it having had… More
Conner Rainwater
Really not as bad as I was expecting. Clearly the director and writer worship the original, there's so many similar plots and meticulous homages to it.… More
Wahida K
Christ I thought I was the only one who didnt like the sequel
Megan S
I loved the first movie but I had to watch it a few times to really appreciate it. I'm not giving this one another chance. I thought that changing the past… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
S. Darko has the look and feel of Donnie Darko. I liked how the story was both a logical followup, plus a fresh reversal of Donnie Darko's personal time… More