Donnie Darko - Nostalgia Critic

  • Опубликовано: 20 фев 2019
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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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  • Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome  29 дней назад +544

    So, is Donnie Darko a deep classic or a pretentious slosh?
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    • FlameBugs
      FlameBugs 22 часа назад

      there is a sequal to this movie called s. darko

    • Phage Grove
      Phage Grove 2 дня назад

      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 10 дней назад +1

      A deep classic

    • dimwalker
      dimwalker 19 дней назад

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

    • Nikolas Mace
      Nikolas Mace 21 день назад

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

  • Links Elements
    Links Elements День назад

    Now u gotta do Samantha Darko now thats a classic

  • Phage Grove
    Phage Grove 2 дня назад


  • Blue Plays
    Blue Plays 3 дня назад

    I gave the bell a Tapp Tapp Tapparoo

  • Jesse Ortega
    Jesse Ortega 4 дня назад

    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 4 дня назад

    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 5 дней назад

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

  • Sharon Fay
    Sharon Fay 5 дней назад

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

  • Lantz Tompkins
    Lantz Tompkins 6 дней назад

    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 6 дней назад

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

  • Gumpy Flyale
    Gumpy Flyale 6 дней назад +1

    I love stamps to

  • Aimster
    Aimster 6 дней назад

    how come no one ever reviews the movie domino?

  • Tatters
    Tatters 7 дней назад

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

  • Kevin Suarez Macena
    Kevin Suarez Macena 8 дней назад

    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 8 дней назад

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

  • Lightup Darkness
    Lightup Darkness 8 дней назад

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

  • MTF
    MTF 8 дней назад +1

    This is probably my favourite film ever

  • blacklite911
    blacklite911 8 дней назад

    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 8 дней назад

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

  • omar Balooshi
    omar Balooshi 8 дней назад

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

  • Starfall Entertainment
    Starfall Entertainment 8 дней назад

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

    • Killer Kirby
      Killer Kirby 8 дней назад

      Starfall Entertainment everyday we stray further from god

  • Train fan1995
    Train fan1995 9 дней назад


  • Mortilum
    Mortilum 9 дней назад

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

  • dragonball slayer326
    dragonball slayer326 9 дней назад

    Donnie darko is a masterpiece absolutely beautiful

  • dragonball slayer326
    dragonball slayer326 9 дней назад

    This is my favorite nostalgia critic episode

  • Eric Sebastian
    Eric Sebastian 9 дней назад

    Do Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

  • Nigerian Prinssi
    Nigerian Prinssi 9 дней назад

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

  • BurnSchulz
    BurnSchulz 10 дней назад

    Skip the add 15:59

  • sullgass
    sullgass 10 дней назад

    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 10 дней назад

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

  • Wicked Lulu
    Wicked Lulu 10 дней назад

    "Fucking Bubbles" Line always gets to me lol

  • Vinnie Lake
    Vinnie Lake 10 дней назад

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

  • Alexander Revier
    Alexander Revier 10 дней назад

    You're from Italy?

  • mattis joey
    mattis joey 11 дней назад

    no one gives a shit about Stamps..

  • Jack Greene
    Jack Greene 11 дней назад

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

  • huskersmaster
    huskersmaster 11 дней назад

    Say what you will, that smurf monologue is gold

  • G Thegrimreaper
    G Thegrimreaper 11 дней назад

    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 11 дней назад

    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 11 дней назад

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

  • Rice
    Rice 11 дней назад

    You’re wrong about the wage gap

  • Kay Haven
    Kay Haven 11 дней назад

    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 11 дней назад

    good movie

  • Luigi Cat
    Luigi Cat 12 дней назад


  • Billious
    Billious 12 дней назад


  • A Small Boomish
    A Small Boomish 12 дней назад

    Does Doug age?

  • Trey Colori
    Trey Colori 12 дней назад

    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 12 дней назад +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 12 дней назад

    Oh no, I do fortnite dance memes.

  • Badguy
    Badguy 12 дней назад

    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 12 дней назад

    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 12 дней назад

    Awesome Avatar T-shirt! I want one!

  • ledzeppelin711
    ledzeppelin711 13 дней назад

    Fuck this movie, that is all

  • Johnathan Bates
    Johnathan Bates 13 дней назад

    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 13 дней назад

    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 13 дней назад

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

  • Yusra Kriel
    Yusra Kriel 13 дней назад

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

  • Mrs Jacob Seed
    Mrs Jacob Seed 13 дней назад

    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 14 дней назад +1


  • tarabaci
    tarabaci 14 дней назад +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 13 дней назад

      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 14 дней назад

    Its funny because i fell asleep during evil dead 2 lastnight

  • lashkaretoiba
    lashkaretoiba 14 дней назад

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

  • Cracno112
    Cracno112 15 дней назад

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

  • L as in L
    L as in L 15 дней назад

    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 15 дней назад

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

  • Peanut Butter Jack
    Peanut Butter Jack 15 дней назад

    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 15 дней назад

    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 15 дней назад +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 11 дней назад

      Because he insulted the terrible DC movie franchise?

  • Joyful Leader
    Joyful Leader 16 дней назад

    This movie sucks

  • Kira Maxwell
    Kira Maxwell 16 дней назад


  • Derek Wheeler
    Derek Wheeler 16 дней назад +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 16 дней назад +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 16 дней назад

    Gyllenthall ?

  • Makujah
    Makujah 16 дней назад +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 16 дней назад +1

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

  • ArcticKaiju
    ArcticKaiju 17 дней назад

    What is this movie?

  • L
    L 17 дней назад

    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 17 дней назад

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

  • Will Ives
    Will Ives 18 дней назад

    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 18 дней назад

    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 18 дней назад

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

  • Faxanadu
    Faxanadu 18 дней назад

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

  • MrDoctorWho 6
    MrDoctorWho 6 18 дней назад +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 18 дней назад

    Hey, you fuck.

  • MrPuggyWins
    MrPuggyWins 18 дней назад +2


  • owen alioto
    owen alioto 19 дней назад +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 19 дней назад +3

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

    • Jared Martin
      Jared Martin 14 дней назад

      Very hard to understand as well huh?

  • ariel warner
    ariel warner 19 дней назад +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 19 дней назад

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

  • FestArc
    FestArc 19 дней назад

    The thing was the best part of this video.

  • John Hamm
    John Hamm 19 дней назад

    I love this movie.

  • Jamie Siple
    Jamie Siple 19 дней назад

    there is sequel to that with girl i think

  • MusicOTNight2096
    MusicOTNight2096 19 дней назад

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

  • KawaiiLemon
    KawaiiLemon 19 дней назад

    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 19 дней назад

    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 19 дней назад

    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 19 дней назад

    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 20 дней назад

    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 20 дней назад

    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.

  • Benjamin McLean
    Benjamin McLean 20 дней назад

    If you watch the theatrical cut of Donnie Darko, you'll think the movie doesn't make sense but won't be sure.
    But if you watch the director's cut, then you can be absolutely sure the movie doesn't make sense.

  • Mr. Bear
    Mr. Bear 20 дней назад

    @Doug was wondering how many more years you have left on RU-clip. (Im referring to work.)