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Paprika Reviews

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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
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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