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Paprika Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Reality and fantasy leak into each other in short-circuiting jolts in Kon's cosmos
September 9, 2008
Though it's not quite up there with the cream of anime feature films, Paprika is a distinctive, quality addition to the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
February 27, 2008
Plays like the end and the beginning of Japanese cinema: it contradicts itself and contains multitudes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 2, 2007
The animation shows brilliant imagination by the filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
September 13, 2007
Its visual collision of mindscapes, films within films and dreams within dreams cascade into a dizzying rush that easily washes away the humdrum dialogue and somewhat sketchy plot.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
Paprika fills me with such overwhelming enthusiasm as to leave me gibbering.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
August 17, 2007
Solely as a magical mystery tour of sights, sounds and surrealism, however, it's a unique animated blast to the senses.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 10, 2007
Offers both eye candy and mind candy -- it's a thoughtful visual treat.
| Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 10, 2007
Watching anime is like hearing a foreign language in which you are fluent but not native: However much you believe you understand, you can never be sure you totally get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 9, 2007
With a conventional invade-dreams/bend-reality plot, it's a bit of a bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 5, 2007
Manages to create a comfort zone for both Tarzan and Freud.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 1, 2007
Simply the most refreshing piece of cinema I've seen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
July 20, 2007
Paprika, while certainly not suitable for kids, manages to capture the childlike, helter-skelter chaos and curiosity of the human mind better than any other animated film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
July 17, 2007
Paprika stays in your mind as pure freedom and pure exhilaration.
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
July 17, 2007
Kon is a spectacular filmmaker, although not quite of the same warm, humanistic nature as Hayao Miyazaki.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
PAPRIKA adds quite a dash of spice to the anime genre and offers a fun ride.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly
July 13, 2007
Visually fantastic, logically flawed and incredibly dull. Just like your friend's dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
July 13, 2007
The mostly 2-D animation is top-notch quality, and it is a fascinating idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
July 13, 2007
You could sit through the film two or three times to nail down the details of the story, but the film isn't interesting enough to warrant a second look.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric D. Snider
July 12, 2007
Some have suggested that taking drugs first would enhance the experience, but really, I don't see how hallucinogens could make the movie any weirder than it is.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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