A Scanner Darkly

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Provocative animated sci-fi. Not for kids.

R 2006 100 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

not rated for age

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Definitely adult themed animated movie

I just found this movie in 2020 decided to watch and man do I have to say I loved it in fact one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while especially since sausage party was such garbage it’s definitely a mature movie though there is some blood multiple sex scenes one scene with partial nudity however the swearing is as constant as other r rated cartoons but there is still 38 uses of f**k and 20 uses of s**t and some other quite a lot drug use though

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
not rated for age

Not for Kids

The story and seens are definitely not for kids.

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