A Scanner Darkly
Animation • 2006 • 1 hr 40 min
Actually freaky shit. Every Linklater is better on a rewatch.
Delivers on the weird oniric aesthetic of the source material. Very-well made, you don't need to have read the story to follow.
As beautifully rotoscoped as it was written. A strange, dreamy kind of intoxicated brain warp.
Great animation, acting and story, weird but good, really something you haven't seen, original
Really good supporting cast. And that lonely PKD vibe - totally nails it.
"I've got a lot of problems nobody else has" is one of the most underrated lines in cinema.
Cyberpunk meditation on drugs. I love this movie!
Amazing visuals and storytelling. A metaphor that doesn’t seem like one.
Visually very cool. Plot left a lot to be desired, though.
Linklater's best (?) Nice to watch a great cast do something fun and weird
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