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A Scanner Darkly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Scanner Darkly

    I enjoyed watching this sci-fi movie for its sobering view of how government and the drug culture in America collide. Based on a novel by Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly is a story about the lives of five friends who are impacted by a recreational drug called Substance D and the government's role in propagandizing what is being done about the drug problem in America. Arctor who is an uncover drug agent becomes hooked on Substance D and is sent to a drug rehab facility known as New Path where he discovers the truth about the government's involvment with this drug.

    The performances are outstanding and the visuals (in animation) are stunningly beautiful. The stars in this movie are Keanu Reeves( as Robert Artchor code name Fred,) Robert Downy Jr. , Woody Harrelson, Winona Rider and Rory Cochrane.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No way it could go wrong

    I am a huge Philip Dick, and Richard Linklater fan so I have to say I went into this movie expecting greatness, but got so much more. The Rotoscoping technique works brilliantly with Dick's kaleidoscopic storytelling. And with a soundtrack including many songs by Thom Yorke "Radiohead" there is no way I could miss it. The movie follows the book as closely as possible, and brings new life to the story. All together humorous, thought-provoking and a little foretelling, this is my favorite Philip Dick adaptation yet. This movie is a must-see for all fans of the Sci-fi author, and of Linklater's rotoscoping. I loved every minute of it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best adaptation of a Philip K. Dick novel

    of all the Phil Dick novels made into films,and there are many-(Blade Runner, Minority Report, Total Recall) this one comes closest to the book and does justice to Phil's great writing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    COOL BEANS

    When i first saw the film i thought, "okay movie, with some good parts." after watching it again and again, i realized the movie was freaking awesome. The good parts made the so-so parts all blend into a great experience. I recommend seeing the film by yourself to allow more after thought and thinking throughout the film. The film is great in rotoscope, but i would really like to see the film before painting was done. A double disk set with both versions would be a sure buy for any fan of the film, including me. The ending rocks!

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