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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 10, 2007
Offers both eye candy and mind candy -- it's a thoughtful visual treat.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
The mostly 2-D animation is top-notch quality, and it is a fascinating idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
July 6, 2007
Just go with it, drink in the rich and innovative images, and wish that you could remember your own dreams as well as you'll remember "Paprika."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 4, 2007
This is how post-modernism should always behave: like an acid trip narrated by Derrida.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 4, 2007
Kon signe son effort le plus ambitieux à ce jour et rejoint les Katsuhiro 'tomo et Hayao Miyazaki dans les rangs des cinéastes d'animation les plus importants de son époque
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 29, 2007
Paprika probably won't win many converts to anime, but the faithful should be satisfied.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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