• A Scanner Darkly (2006)

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

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

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

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

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