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Paprika Reviews

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August 23, 2017
Paprika has the curious effect of making you feel strangely happy afterwards, as if some internal load you hadn't even realized you were carrying is suddenly lifted. It sings. Go see it, even if it's not your birthday, you might feel like it is.
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
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
October 2, 2007
The animation shows brilliant imagination by the filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
September 12, 2007
Paprika fills me with such overwhelming enthusiasm as to leave me gibbering.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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
August 10, 2007
Offers both eye candy and mind candy -- it's a thoughtful visual treat.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
August 9, 2007
With a conventional invade-dreams/bend-reality plot, it's a bit of a bore.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 5, 2007
Manages to create a comfort zone for both Tarzan and Freud.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 1, 2007
Simply the most refreshing piece of cinema I've seen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
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
July 17, 2007
Paprika stays in your mind as pure freedom and pure exhilaration.
July 14, 2007
PAPRIKA adds quite a dash of spice to the anime genre and offers a fun ride.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 13, 2007
Visually fantastic, logically flawed and incredibly dull. Just like your friend's dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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