A Scanner Darkly (2006)

R   |    |  Animation, Crime, Drama

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An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.




  • Keanu Reeves at an event for A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • Keanu Reeves in A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • Keanu Reeves in A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • Robert Downey Jr. at an event for A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • Keanu Reeves in A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • Winona Ryder in A Scanner Darkly (2006)

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Richard Linklater


Philip K. Dick (novel), Richard Linklater (screenplay)

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26 June 2006 | julien-52
| Dick fans and drug film lovers rejoice
I love Philip K. Dick's work and was pleased with this adaptation of "A Scanner Darkly." Keanu Reeves does a really good job in the lead - he's in his element here - but he's really upstaged by Robert Downey Jr. and Woody Harrelson who engage in some surreal and hilarious conversations. It's like you're sitting with a bunch of guys tripping. Needless to say, some of the dialogue is hilarious, and I can see this film becoming another cult classic. (When they talk about two hemispheres being separate, I couldn't help but think about "Repo Man.") As for the animation, I found it a bit distracting. I think I would have preferred the use of CGI when it came to the agent suit that continually blends the faces of about 1 million people so that the agent isn't recognized. If you like drug films, then this is a must see. If that's not your bag, then you might have some problems with the film. It's sometimes obtuse and the story a bit convoluted. It's best to sit back and experience the film. It's a drug trip in itself.

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Release Date:

28 July 2006



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

California, USA

Box Office


$8,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$391,672 9 July 2006

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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