Director: Richard Linklater
Scanner Darkly, A (2006)
Addiction to D is seriously afflicting society but undercover cop ‘Fred’ finds himself becoming suspected of being a high-player in the drug-supply industry.
Movies about drug addicts are frequently incredibly dull, feature unlikeable characters and very rarely highlight the reasons for and positive effects of taking drugs. A Scanner Darkly ignores being balanced and providing interesting characters but attempts to circumvent the problem of being dull by rotoscope animation. It doesn’t work; this is still dull and, chances are, you’ll have turned off before a mildly interesting conclusion.
This movie contains sexual swear words and substance abuse and extreme imagined violence and brief but strong sex scene, full male and female nudity.
Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.