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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jena Malone
Drew Barrymore
James Duval
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Directors
Richard Kelly
Screenwriters
Richard Kelly
Running Time
112 minutes

Donnie Darko
A tale of a teenage boy and a 7' rabbit that defies description.


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Plot
A rabbit-headed figure, Frank, informs American teen Donnie Darko that the world is coming to an end. School hysteria is also proving to be dangerously life-threatening.


Verdict
Although this feature debut is a little lighter and less artfully obscure than David Lynch's best work, Donnie Darko is nevertheless a mini-masterpiece that marks the arrival of brave new talents in Gyllenhaal and Kelly. Cult glory beckons.


Reviewed by Alan Morrison

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