Newmarket Films | Release Date: October 26, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 21 Critics
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The nerviest, oddest, most outlandish and idiosyncratic American indie debut since "Buffalo 66," Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko defies description.
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Boston GlobeLoren King
The debut feature from 26-year-old director Richard Kelly shows plenty of promise, but it's somewhat self-involved and won't appeal to audiences who like a straightforward -- even if fantastical -- narrative.