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A Scanner Darkly (2006)

A Scanner Darkly

Overview


Genre

Drama, Sci-Fi, Action

Release Date

July 07, 2006 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Production Budget

$8 millions

Studio

Warner Independent Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Richard Linklater

Producer

Tommy Pallotta, Jonah Smith, Anne Walker-McBay, Palmer West

Screenwriter

Richard Linklater

Starring

Story


"A Scanner Darkly" is set in suburban Orange County, California in a future where America has lost the war on drugs. When one reluctant undercover cop is ordered to start spying on his friends, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode. It is a cautionary tale of drug use based on the novel by Philip K. Dick and his own experiences.

Like a graphic novel come to life, "A Scanner Darkly" will use live action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process (interpolated rotoscoping) to create a haunting, highly stylized vision of the future. The technology, first employed in Richard Linklaterís 2001 film "Waking Life," has evolved to produce even more emotional impact and detail.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Robert Downey Jr.
A Scanner Darkly Screening in New York
Jul 05, 2006
Robert Downey Jr.
A Scanner Darkly Screening in New York
Jul 05, 2006

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a rather dull film with a very clever gimmick..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
“..is always interesting, but it's not always involving, and it's even less often entertaining..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..competent but only mildly entertaining..”
by Eric D. Snider [The Land of Eric]