• A Scanner Darkly (2006)

A Scanner Darkly

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: Action , Animated , Science fiction , Drama , Mystery

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

Keywords: Fall, Creative, Pursuit, Dark

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Glenn KennyPremiere

    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

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    It's one of the most faithful movie adaptations of any Dick story to date, and it comes from the scariest of all his books, as well as the truest. show more

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