Donnie Darko - Nostalgia Critic

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    This art-house darling has a lot of people wondering, is this a deep classic or pretentious slosh? Can it be both? Nostalgia Critic gives his thoughts on Donnie Darko.
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    Donnie Darko is a 2001 American science fiction film written and directed by Richard Kelly. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Stu Stone, Daveigh Chase and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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Commentaires • 4 273

  • Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome  Il y a 29 jours +544

    So, is Donnie Darko a deep classic or a pretentious slosh?
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    • FlameBugs
      FlameBugs Il y a jour

      there is a sequal to this movie called s. darko

    • Phage Grove
      Phage Grove Il y a 2 jours

      what u know it too!? cause i stopped whatching fosters home for imaginary friend at 8 years old.:im a ten year old child born january 8th 2009 idc if im too young my parents also cuss and i do it too.

    • Jasmine Jewel
      Jasmine Jewel Il y a 11 jours +1

      A deep classic

    • dimwalker
      dimwalker Il y a 20 jours

      Bashing Donnie Darko? Well I don't like your boobs, Critic!

    • Nikolas Mace
      Nikolas Mace Il y a 21 jour

      Can you look at Godzilla Planet of the Monsters????????

  • Rachel
    Rachel Il y a 6 heures

    That was the best commercial I've ever seen or heard.

  • A Frog
    A Frog Il y a 10 heures

    Donnie the lazy eyed mouth breather

  • Links Elements
    Links Elements Il y a jour

    Now u gotta do Samantha Darko now thats a classic

  • Phage Grove
    Phage Grove Il y a 2 jours


  • Blue Plays
    Blue Plays Il y a 3 jours

    I gave the bell a Tapp Tapp Tapparoo

  • Jesse Ortega
    Jesse Ortega Il y a 4 jours

    Fucking bubbles!!
    Funny how years later I get nostalgia from your own work!! Thank you for the ridiculous amount of laughs over time. Keep it up!!

  • Matt Roy
    Matt Roy Il y a 5 jours

    So basically the way I see it, he saw his own death..and was trying to cope with it. Then in the end he couldn't escape it but had to come to terms with it regardless of the rest.

  • Anohni Muse
    Anohni Muse Il y a 5 jours

    "oh man i gotta hear what The Nostalgia Critic thinks about Donnie Darko"

  • Sharon Fay
    Sharon Fay Il y a 6 jours

    He forgot the weird ending that doesn't make sense. It turns out he's in purgatory.

  • Lantz Tompkins
    Lantz Tompkins Il y a 6 jours

    I was going to skip the commercial but when you put that much life into it i gotta watch it all the way through. Much respect

  • The One Who Laughs
    The One Who Laughs Il y a 7 jours

    21:55 I was expecting A Fish Called Wanda reference there.

  • Gumpy Flyale
    Gumpy Flyale Il y a 7 jours +1

    I love stamps to

  • Aimster
    Aimster Il y a 7 jours

    how come no one ever reviews the movie domino?

  • Tatters
    Tatters Il y a 7 jours

    I think in 5:04, there's some people in that production who are fans of TWEWY.

  • Kevin Suarez Macena
    Kevin Suarez Macena Il y a 8 jours

    I feel it just a good movie to see while trippin' with someone, nothin' else. But if not is kinda sluggish to sit through.

  • Lightup Darkness
    Lightup Darkness Il y a 8 jours

    Ohh his girlfriend wasn't supposed to die or Armageddon she was the key

  • Lightup Darkness
    Lightup Darkness Il y a 8 jours

    Wish they stuck to a scene instead of cuting to next boring scene

  • MTF
    MTF Il y a 8 jours +1

    This is probably my favourite film ever

  • blacklite911
    blacklite911 Il y a 8 jours

    If I were to call my mom a bitch she would’ve cracked me over the head with a lead pipe THEN kick me out

  • Killer Kirby
    Killer Kirby Il y a 8 jours

    He mentioned fortnite he's given up his right to his kneecap

  • omar Balooshi
    omar Balooshi Il y a 9 jours

    777th dislike .. you asshole, you deleted my gylenTHAAL comment

  • Starfall Entertainment
    Starfall Entertainment Il y a 9 jours

    Wait! There's a God's not Dead 3!?

    • Killer Kirby
      Killer Kirby Il y a 8 jours

      Starfall Entertainment everyday we stray further from god

  • Train fan1995
    Train fan1995 Il y a 9 jours


  • Mortilum
    Mortilum Il y a 9 jours

    Doug keeps getting funnier and funnier in these reviews. I enjoyed every second of this one.

  • dragonball slayer326
    dragonball slayer326 Il y a 9 jours

    Donnie darko is a masterpiece absolutely beautiful

  • dragonball slayer326
    dragonball slayer326 Il y a 9 jours

    This is my favorite nostalgia critic episode

  • Eric Sebastian
    Eric Sebastian Il y a 10 jours

    Do Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

  • Nigerian Prinssi
    Nigerian Prinssi Il y a 10 jours

    Its nice to know that i wasnt the only one that got donald duck wibes

  • BurnSchulz
    BurnSchulz Il y a 10 jours

    Skip the add 15:59

  • sullgass
    sullgass Il y a 10 jours

    This has really become an increasing trend with NC's content. Today I'm reviewing a film with two polarized sides, and I see the reasons behind both and fall somewhere in the middle. Just once I'd like to see Doug examine polarizing film and fall firmly on one side. I suppose we got that with Man of Steel, but that movie was ages ago.

  • Wjesnn Kbcho
    Wjesnn Kbcho Il y a 10 jours

    I'm indifferent on this bald kek nowadays. He's creepy as fuck.

  • Wicked Lulu
    Wicked Lulu Il y a 11 jours

    "Fucking Bubbles" Line always gets to me lol

  • Vinnie Lake
    Vinnie Lake Il y a 11 jours

    sparkle sparkle sparkle ....f*ck yea sparkle sparkle sparkle

  • Alexander Revier
    Alexander Revier Il y a 11 jours

    You're from Italy?

  • mattis joey
    mattis joey Il y a 11 jours

    no one gives a shit about Stamps..

  • Jack Greene
    Jack Greene Il y a 11 jours

    Wow!! How did you get John Malcovich to do the add?!?!?

  • huskersmaster
    huskersmaster Il y a 11 jours

    Say what you will, that smurf monologue is gold

  • G Thegrimreaper
    G Thegrimreaper Il y a 11 jours

    its great because you can watch it more and more and find more that applies... its not outstanding. but it is good. I thought you were suppose to review shit that is bad but ppl have nostalgia for it and make it good??

  • James Miller
    James Miller Il y a 11 jours

    I feel like the ending is just another spin off of "oh it was all a dream" and shit. Like oh nothing mattered, everything that happened was an alternate reality/timeline yada yada yada.

  • Kay Haven
    Kay Haven Il y a 11 jours

    So why hasn’t this movie and Heathers dated yet?

  • Rice
    Rice Il y a 11 jours

    You’re wrong about the wage gap

  • Kay Haven
    Kay Haven Il y a 11 jours

    Maybe I need to rewatch this movie, but I found it so boring in the first viewing that I think I didn’t even finish it.
    That bunny was ******* scary as **** though.

  • Dredo
    Dredo Il y a 12 jours

    good movie

  • Luigi Cat
    Luigi Cat Il y a 12 jours


  • Billious
    Billious Il y a 12 jours


  • A Small Boomish
    A Small Boomish Il y a 12 jours

    Does Doug age?

  • Trey Colori
    Trey Colori Il y a 12 jours

    Who gives a shit about the Care Bear sticker on the whiteboard? Always looking for the tiniest, pointless things to gripe about, are you?
    Also, Gyllen-fall? More like Doug and Rob Faller, amirite? Shove your biases up your ass. And no, Wiseau did not rehearse "bitch" with Jake, so stop lying. And stop with the early 2000s "slow-to-fast motion" effects criticism, dickface.

  • Snicket
    Snicket Il y a 12 jours +1

    You forgot about to mention how the ending credits alluding to how each of the characters would have died/ been effected in the original time lone.

  • Cringey McCringe
    Cringey McCringe Il y a 12 jours

    Oh no, I do fortnite dance memes.

  • Badguy
    Badguy Il y a 12 jours

    Watching DD is like watching the Aeon Flux series, it's a nice disruptive piece of art, but i refuse to understand it.

  • KamenRider BlackMan
    KamenRider BlackMan Il y a 13 jours

    This movie's bad...It's just bad. There's nothing learned in this movie and I feel like it's about a potential school shooter

  • HiPasztetProductions
    HiPasztetProductions Il y a 13 jours

    Awesome Avatar T-shirt! I want one!

  • ledzeppelin711
    ledzeppelin711 Il y a 13 jours

    Fuck this movie, that is all

  • Johnathan Bates
    Johnathan Bates Il y a 13 jours

    1up for showing me the last airbender planeteer shirt. I'm ordering one right now as i type this comment. Thank you!

  • Daniel Trace
    Daniel Trace Il y a 13 jours

    I grew up a goth (tragic I know) but somehow I never saw this movie, I think some part of me assumed it was overrated, but watching this review and seeing a lot of these scenes makes me glad I never saw it. Donnie is very similar to how most of us goths were in my town and seeing this would've either made me feel justified in staying goth longer, or made me feel disgusted with myself and seek out much more help than I needed at the time.... I eventually grew into needing that much help but I didn't need it at the time.

  • Daemonnoob
    Daemonnoob Il y a 13 jours

    wow this was awful. i really wonder when youtube will shut this guy down.

  • Yusra Kriel
    Yusra Kriel Il y a 14 jours

    Doug's stamp advertorial was more entertaining and creative than the entire movie of Donnie Darko.

  • Mrs Jacob Seed
    Mrs Jacob Seed Il y a 14 jours

    I'm not American so I have no frame of reference but when he says "ah the mountains of Minnesota am I to believe these are like the palm trees in Haddonsfield?

  • Kira Lawlet
    Kira Lawlet Il y a 14 jours +1


  • tarabaci
    tarabaci Il y a 15 jours +1

    Donnie Darko bored me and my friend out of our minds. We heard so much about this movie, it would be sooo cooool and clever. No. We did not get any of these vibes. Afterwards I researched a bit and found all this online-information. The book, the newspaper clips etc.
    It was kiiiiinda interesting that you had to look a these things as the movie is just like 70% of all the story.

    But you know what is strange? EVERYBODY I talked about this movie did not know about all that and still adores the movie. And this totally wonders me.

    • Parker Dalglish
      Parker Dalglish Il y a 13 jours

      I'm convinced people just say they like the movie to seem insightful. A movie should be able to stand on its own without outside resources and, even with the resources, it always just came off as wannabe insightful. Another movie that fits this description is Predestination. Sometimes, when a movie is nonsensical while saying what it thinks to be deep material, it isn't that you don't understand it, it's the movie itself is bad.

  • Mythic Dystopia
    Mythic Dystopia Il y a 15 jours

    Its funny because i fell asleep during evil dead 2 lastnight

  • lashkaretoiba
    lashkaretoiba Il y a 15 jours

    So Doug doesn’t realize this is a catholic school?

  • Cracno112
    Cracno112 Il y a 15 jours

    11:57 Yes, back to the future. You slacker.

  • L as in L
    L as in L Il y a 15 jours

    Night Mind here on youtube does an excellent job explaining everything that might have confused anyone (besides the acting) The time travel, Donnie's powers, the significance of Frank and Gretchen, Roberta Sparrow, the Fourth Dimensional construct (the watery chest bubble) that leads Donnie to the gun that he would later use to kill Frank, etc. Please watch it. His voice is kinda annoying but the message is really cool.

  • Wolf Rider
    Wolf Rider Il y a 15 jours

    8:59 Really? I thought it sounded like the name of a horror movie villain

  • Peanut Butter Jack
    Peanut Butter Jack Il y a 15 jours

    My drug dealer just ripped me off, but now with that stamp website i just got a free scale. Thanks i'll never be ripped off again!

  • Carrie Reed
    Carrie Reed Il y a 15 jours

    To all the girls out there who complain about seeing horror movies on date night... Slasher flicks will always be first date gold. Sorry.

  • Helder Oliveira
    Helder Oliveira Il y a 16 jours +4

    I'm the Nostalgia Critic, I'm on Disney's payroll so you wen'ver see me tearing apart an MCU movie

    • Swoooze
      Swoooze Il y a 12 jours

      Because he insulted the terrible DC movie franchise?

  • Joyful Leader
    Joyful Leader Il y a 16 jours

    This movie sucks

  • Kira Maxwell
    Kira Maxwell Il y a 16 jours


  • Derek Wheeler
    Derek Wheeler Il y a 16 jours +1

    It's possible to understand something and still think it's shit. I understand Donnie Darko but it's not entertaining enough to overlook it's flaws. Meanwhile Looper was entertaining enough that I can overlook the fact the conclusion that young Joe came up with is dumbshit. (In Old Joe's timeline he killed the previous loop's old Joe so no one killed the kid's mom so the kid wouldn't have gone down the dark path so killing himself didn't stop the kid from going down the dark path.)
    Anyway I digress .The only thing I liked about Donnie Darko was introducing me to Mad World cuz that song was amazing.

  • Erif The fox
    Erif The fox Il y a 16 jours +1

    I watched it and really liked it. But I wouldn’t say its a masterpiece but one of those movies i would consider better than most horror movies nowadays

  • Abhishek Mondal
    Abhishek Mondal Il y a 17 jours

    Gyllenthall ?

  • Makujah
    Makujah Il y a 17 jours +9

    It's funny, I live in Russia, but for some reason all of a sudden I really want to buy US stamps

  • Makujah
    Makujah Il y a 17 jours +1

    Jesus fock, that 60 fps Doug scared the hell out of me

  • ArcticKaiju
    ArcticKaiju Il y a 18 jours

    What is this movie?

  • L
    L Il y a 18 jours

    Funny that jake gyllenhaal stars in this, and the opening credits a lady is reading IT by Stephen King, since Jake will be in that movie too.

  • Z Soper
    Z Soper Il y a 18 jours

    You'd be surprised by how many students raise there hand even though they didn't do the assignment.

  • Will Ives
    Will Ives Il y a 18 jours

    I don't mean to be a jerk about the paid promotion but who'd subscribe to He does a pretty funny and good job of selling though lol.😄😄😄

  • Tigerwolf entertainment
    Tigerwolf entertainment Il y a 18 jours

    I bought this movie way back in the 2000s and have yet to watch it.
    Now I feel like I've seen all the important parts through you.

  • Anything. Lucy
    Anything. Lucy Il y a 18 jours

    “Sometimes I dought your commit to sparkle motion.” Sounds like something I’d write when I was 9

  • Faxanadu
    Faxanadu Il y a 19 jours

    I mean...I had a small 'fort' in the woods with furniture in it growing up

  • MrDoctorWho 6
    MrDoctorWho 6 Il y a 19 jours +1

    Critic!! There's another scooby doo film for you to review! Some say it's called curse of the lake monster!! Using the same cast members as the mystery begins. What fun!!

    And it's god damn awful. Therefore I know you'll enjoy it!

  • Mar Gillard
    Mar Gillard Il y a 19 jours

    Hey, you fuck.

  • MrPuggyWins
    MrPuggyWins Il y a 19 jours +2


  • owen alioto
    owen alioto Il y a 19 jours +1

    9:33 I think when you're spray painting, it looks different than when you're writing on a chalkboard.

  • owen alioto
    owen alioto Il y a 19 jours +3

    I saw this when I was really young. It freaked me the f*"k out.

    • Jared Martin
      Jared Martin Il y a 15 jours

      Very hard to understand as well huh?

  • ariel warner
    ariel warner Il y a 19 jours +1

    Should I be offended at the Ariel comment? Btw where did you get that Avatar The Last Airbender t-shirt? Where can I get it?

  • alienbeing00
    alienbeing00 Il y a 19 jours

    kids shout things at dance recitals. they think they're safe because of the darkness

  • FestArc
    FestArc Il y a 19 jours

    The thing was the best part of this video.

  • John Hamm
    John Hamm Il y a 19 jours

    I love this movie.

  • Jamie Siple
    Jamie Siple Il y a 19 jours

    there is sequel to that with girl i think

  • MusicOTNight2096
    MusicOTNight2096 Il y a 20 jours

    Would love it if you reviewed 'The Stuff' (1985).

  • KawaiiLemon
    KawaiiLemon Il y a 20 jours

    When the stamp ad starts, just skip to 15:57 to get back to the actual video. You’re welcome.

  • Nikolas Gr*i
    Nikolas Gr*i Il y a 20 jours

    О каких теориях ты говоришь? У фильма есть только один ответ и одна теория, чтобы её узнать, нужно прочесть книгу (там 10 предложений на деле) которую по сюжету написала женщина с ящиком. Она идет в материалах фильма. Смотреть расширенную версию и в идеале комментарии режиссера прочесть, где он сам говорит, что фильм нихрена не понятный без этого всего.
    Донни Дарко величайши герой вселенной, поскольку он спас её от всхлопывания ценой своей жизни. В чём твоя "ностальгия" и в чем твой "критик". Ты всего лишь нервный юморист с шутками-придирками.

  • Lost Age Comics
    Lost Age Comics Il y a 20 jours

    My takeaway are the themes of authority, the anti-80s rage, and how the crazy people are the sane ones.

  • Nikolas Gr*i
    Nikolas Gr*i Il y a 20 jours

    Ой, иди нахуй. Так можно любой фильм разбирать, "Апокалипсис сегодня", "Властелин колец". Вообще любой. Почему ты называешься "Ностальгирующии критик", когда ты просто дергаешь даже не сцены, а части, частей сцен чтобы привязать туда глупую шутку, мне не ясно. Назовись "Плохой шутник с дерганым видеорядом".
    В России есть твой аналог, такая же хуйня, правда название более подходящее у него, "Плохой комедиант", только он берет современные русские фильмы, занимается этим уже 10 лет, думаю если он не найдет занятие получше, то так же потом кинется на любимую многими классику. Надеюсь он не докатится до твоего уровня.
    В начале ты сказал -"Я просто скажу свое мнение". Если твое мнение, это цепляться к каждому моменту в негативном ключе, и пытаться вставлять юмореску по любому поводу, то это больше похоже не на мнение, а на количество, сколько раз ты напукаешь за определенное время, под рандомно нарезаный видео ряд.

  • Aaron Smith
    Aaron Smith Il y a 20 jours

    lol got rid of the original air date section, because I've seen several reruns of movies that have been done on this channel already... I'm not mad, because I'm actually disappointed that your re-reviewing things and posting them as new content. sad.

  • ShadowWolfRising
    ShadowWolfRising Il y a 20 jours

    The Nostalgia Critic Nonchantly talking about the events of IT was.......surprising to say the least.
    'DC's Cinematic reboot of Bugs Bunny.'
    You mean from when he go throw in an Albanian Prison for weeks or months, only to be broken out by The US Marines, which is revealed to contain Daffy because he needed a place to go because he got thrown out. All of this with the firing of Assault Rifles and even a Grenade thrown by Daffy in the Background?
    ..........I'm not making ANY of this up, youtube 'Bugs in Albanian Prison.'.
    This aired on TV.