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Paprika Reviews

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August 9, 2007
With a conventional invade-dreams/bend-reality plot, it's a bit of a bore.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 27, 2007
Paprika is yet another incoherent anime that's more interested in its warmed over visuals than in indulging in any kind of storytelling or character work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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
June 25, 2007
If an animated scattershot clusterfuck tweaking under the influence of a determinedly Japanese mindset sounds like a good way to substitute a cinematic drug experience for the real thing, then go right ahead to Satoshi Kon's overflowing excess.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 25, 2007
The anything-goes dream logic is confusing, and the question of why, late in the game, the nighttime fantasies start becoming real, is left mostly unexplained.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
February 24, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 22, 2007
Soulless characters in remarkably flat animation talking epistemological gobbledegook among watered-down psychedelia.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 13, 2007
Visually fantastic, logically flawed and incredibly dull. Just like your friend's dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 28, 2007
Paprika is for dyed-in-the-wool anime fans only. Others will likely see it for what it is -- a pretentious piece of animated nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 7, 2007
Style 10, substance, maybe 2.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 20, 2007
As a purely sensory experience Paprika is a spicy dish, but one that doesn't deliver much nourishment for the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 22, 2007
Is it sci-fi? Fantasy? Idiocy? Mostly it's a droning mess -- pretty to look at but confounding to the point where you just don't care any more.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
June 20, 2007
Doesn't do much to free itself from the trappings of the anime genre, which one supposes isn't necessarily a bad thing for actual anime fans. But for the rest of us? That's more nightmare than dream come true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
December 14, 2017
Yes, Paprika is a masterpiece. The animation medium lends itself so perfectly to dream capers that it's no wonder Kon's final film is regarded a perfect marriage of form and subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 25, 2007
The animated blast of the summer- a rowdy, racy, brilliantly executed sci-fi psychedelic head trip that may just blow you away.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 31, 2007
For an alternate set of exciting alter egos, see Satoshi Kon's Paprika, a brilliant anime feature.
July 14, 2007
PAPRIKA adds quite a dash of spice to the anime genre and offers a fun ride.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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