Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

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Our best guess for you: 3.9 stars

Average of 1618 ratings: 3.8 Stars

2001 M Contains Violence & Offensive Language.

In writer/director Richard Kelly's extraordinary debut movie, it's October 1988 and small town USA is about to witness the end of the world. It's home to Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a brilliant but troubled teenager, plagued by terrifying visions which he alone knows the meaning of. With his class mate and soul mate Gretchen (Jena Malone) and a mysterious ex-teacher, nicknamed Grandma Death (Patience Cleveland), he must unravel the strange occurrences affecting his school, his home and his life before a horrifying spectre known only as "Frank" leads Donnie to the edge of his sanity...

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113 minutes

DVD details

Screen Format
1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1; English Dolby Digital 2.0
Director and Actors Commentary, Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Director Commentary, "Cunning Visions" Infomercials, The Philosphy of Time Travel Book, Website Gallery, "Mad World" Music Video, Art Gallery and Production Stills, Cast and Crew Information

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Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.35:1
English for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

18 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by hatto

Absolutely fantastic.

Well written and directed and shot.

Very clever.

Kept me guessing right to the end and the final shot was spine a nice way.

I can thoroughly recommend it.

4 by ReiDoOriente

One of my favorite movies. Very clever plot, it has you guessing. However the movie makes almost no sense unless you read the website that explains the theories of multiple universes and a 'theoretical' split from one to the other universe.

4.5 by Floydian Mus

Could not pull away from this movie even though I would not consider this one of my normal genre. Pretty chilling in places and more than a little mind bending.

4 by fantail

A good weird movie, spellbinding and compelling to watch. Music was great too.

2.5 by Adantedae

A bit slow by todays standards. left field and fairly predictable. worth seeing though laid a path for other much more intense left field movies that came later.

4 by auranz

i really enjoyed this movie it really was not clear even in the end as to what was going on, great acting and plenty of suspense

3 by mumofteens

Good movie - probably need to watch it again to fully get the end - but this is a good thing

3 by 1978Jimbo

Truly bizarre. Bit of a mind-job, but well done and well acted. Some big names that you don't expect, but still well done. A classic perhaps, but a storyline to really twist your mind. Time travel experience necessary.

5 by needadayjob

A great movie. The first time I saw this I thought wow this is what genius looks like. Strange how some people just don't seem to like it at all, 99 times out of 100 it is because they "didn't get it... Read more

3 by taj11

Wasn't expecting what this was - a bit drawn out, but good idea with a great main actor.