Ellis Stephenson’s review published on Letterboxd:
Donnie Darko may need a second watch to fill understand, it was hard to put together the timeline until the very end. I suppose Donnie ends up as a hero and his mind was the time machine. His Mind knew about Frank which saved him and Gretchen. I suppose we spend the whole movie expecting Donnie to kill one of his friends or family or them all but instead he saves them and kills himself. I’m not 100% sure on how he managed to save everyone, maybe by the portals at the end. It was a good movie but totally different from what I expected and the story was a bit lacklustre. Would probably watch it again in the future.