Patema Inverted (2014)




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"Time of Eve director Yasuhiro Yoshiura is a perspective-twisting sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities. Patema lives in an underground world of tunnels, the long-abandoned ruins of a giant industrial complex. Though she is a princess, she is held back by the rules imposed by the elders of her clan. One day when she is exploring in a forbidden zone, she is startled by a strange bat-like creature and tumbles headlong into a void - and out into the wide open world above … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Animation
Directed By:
Written By: Yasuhiro Yoshida, Yasuhiro Yoshiura
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 11, 2014
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Critic Reviews for Patema Inverted

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

An orphaned girl and a fatherless boy bridge opposing societies in "Patema Inverted," a delightful animated fable from Yasuhiro Yoshiura.

Full Review… | August 28, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

The film by Yasuhiro Yoshiura suffers from many of the same flaws as other anime features - a plodding pace, broad humor, a bland heroine and snarly, one-dimensional villains.

Full Review… | August 27, 2014
New York Post
Top Critic

Yoshiura keeps the story fairly linear, while playing with perspective and composing many stunning, vertiginous images that consider the different possibilities of being at war with gravity.

Full Review… | August 26, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

Impressive but not dazzling. Miyazaki would have given the action more thump and Kon might have gone that bit weirder.

Full Review… | April 29, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

Dark anime delves into prejudice in upside-down worlds.

Full Review… | November 7, 2014
Common Sense Media

If only Patema Inverted's ambitious concept and dizzying plot twists could be accompanied by characters and dialogue of the same standard.

Full Review… | September 18, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Patema Inverted

This very inventive, heart warming and exciting sci-fi anime film really brings out some original handling on a familiar premise. Centered around two individuals from two different worlds whose gravity is reversed/inverted, coming to understand each other and authorities willing to fight off their existence. There's a truly genuine sense of anime here with some very real emotions and a truly engaging plot, even with a touch of Philip K Dick. Highly recommended to the most enthusiastic viewers, Madman can you please distribute this film!!!!

Luke Eberhard
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