The_DeathReap3r’s review published on Letterboxd:
My rating: 9.5/10
This film was absolutely amazing and I loved every minute of this. The plot was really good and kept me engaged from the moment this film started, the concept was very unique and I liked how they handled time travel in this film it was very brilliant. The ending was also amazing and the direction was great as well. The visuals are okay for the most part, they don’t really age well and they look awful at times. I’m still kind of confused and still trying to pinpoint everything, but this was an absolute blast and I already want to rewatch it. The soundtrack is also fantastic and very iconic filled with a bunch of bangers such as Head over Heels which I found was very well used in this film. It also made me laugh a ton and the Smurf monologue which was just absolutely hilarious. The performances are all fantastic, especially from Jake Gyllenhaal who is just fantastic as he usually is and he portrays Donnie excellently.
Overall, Donnie Darko is an absolute mesmerizing film that makes you think and time travel was handled very brilliantly, Jake Gyllenhaal is also fantastic as well as the rest of the cast and I would highly recommend checking this one out!