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Dir, Scr: Richard Linklater. USA 2006. 100 mins.Returning to the animated live-action technique of his 2001 philosophical doodle Waking Life, the hyper-productive Richard Linklater has come up with what must surely be the first sci-fi slacker movie. Based on Philip K Dick's cult novel of the same name, this is an entertainingly oddball ride, though also a meandering one. But when the conspiratorial surveillance plot gets too confusing we can fall ...

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