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A Scanner Darkly

R| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
In the near future, as America virtually loses the war on drugs, Robert Arctor (Keanu Reeves), a narcotics cop in Orange County, Calif., is undercover so deep that he has become an addict. He is wooing Donna (Winona Ryder), a dealer, to ferret out her supplier. At the same time, he receives orders to spy on his housemates (Robert Downey Jr.), (Woody Harrelson), (Rory Cochrane) ), one of whom is suspected of being Donna's biggest customer.

Cast: Keanu Reeves , Robert Downey Jr. , Woody Harrelson , Winona Ryder , Rory Cochrane , Mitch Baker , Dameon Clarke , Jason Douglas

Director: Richard Linklater

Genres: Mystery, Action, Science fiction, Drama, Animated

Distributor: Warner Independent

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Release Date: July 7th, 2006|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • This gifted writer-director isn't out to dull the masses with cinematic opium. Embedded in the visionary headtrip of A Scanner Darkly is a hotly political call to arms. show more

  • The visual style and lethargic pace can be frustrating -- at least if you're sober -- but the animated tragedy is still a success. show more

  • Definitely not for everyone. It's a very bleak story with uneven pacing and a narrative whose jumps in time are confusing and occasionally infuriating. But the post-apocalyptic mood blends well with its uniquely stylized look and surreal story. show more

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