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A Scanner Darkly


In the near future, an undercover cop posing as Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) shares a house with two slackers (Robert Downey, Jr., Woody Harrelson), but falls victim to a mind-altering drug, Substance D. Versatile director Richard Linklater’s take on the Philip K. Dick dystopia is oddly enough made with rotoscoped animation, but the results are pretty annoying; you can see everything Linklater’s shot, including the actors, but the view is still clouded by this animated filter. Some like it; I find it distracting. It doesn’t help that the story is slow and uninvolving.Ā 

2006-U.S. Animated. 100 min. Color. Written and directed byĀ Richard Linklater. Novel: Philip K. Dick. Cast: Keanu Reeves (Bob Arctor), Robert Downey, Jr. (James Barris), Woody Harrelson (Ernie Luckman), Winona Ryder, Rory Cochrane, Melody Chase.

Trivia: Co-executive produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh.



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