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A Scanner Darkly Is this Reeves' most animated performance? Hardy-har, but A Scanner Darkly, Richard Linklater's digitally redrawn take on the 1977...A Scanner DarklyAction/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy, AnimationPT100MR Is this Reeves' most animated performance? Hardy-har, but A Scanner Darkly, Richard Linklater's digitally redrawn take on the 1977...2006-12-15Robert Downey Jr.Woody HarrelsonRobert Downey Jr., Woody HarrelsonWarner Independent Pictures

A Scanner Darkly

Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy, Animation; Starring: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson; Director: Richard Linklater; Author: Richard Linklater; Runtime (in minutes): 100; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Is this Reeves’ most animated performance? Hardy-har, but A Scanner Darkly, Richard Linklater’s digitally redrawn take on the 1977 Philip K. Dick sorta-sci-fi novel is worth seeing: a paranoid future-stoner drama with sneaky performances by Robert Downey Jr. and Woody Harrelson.

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You’d think a commentary track including Reeves, Linklater, novelist Jonathan Lethem, and Dick’s daughter Isa Dick Hackett would crackle, but it’s just friendly and aimless. The pasty-faced animators in a doc on the rotoscoping process are a lot more lively.

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