A Scanner Darkly Poster

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: December 19th, 2006

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
In the near future, as America virtually loses the war on drugs, Robert Arctor, a narcotics cop in Orange County, Calif., becomes an addict when he goes under cover. He is wooing Donna, a dealer, to ferret out her supplier. At the same time, he receives orders to spy on his housemates, 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: Drama, Science fiction, Mystery, Action, Animated

Production Co: Thousand Words, Warner Independent Pictures, Section Eight Ltd.

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  • A rambling depiction of a junkie's descent into zombitude. show more

  • The most impressive thing about the film's technical wizardry is, finally, how unimpressive it is. One doesn't leave the movie with a mind blown by visual bedazzlement but with a soul shattered by the profound sense of tragedy Linklater and company so beautifully put across. show more

  • Audiences will have to seek out their own peculiar diversions in order to last the whole course of this demi-dud. show more

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