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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
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
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+
May 25, 2007
A slick, accessible and thoroughly entertaining piece of Japanese anime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 24, 2007
Smart, electrifying, and proudly unhinged, this Japanimated gem definitely belongs in the fold, and might even win over a few older art-house patrons with its very adult, transhumanist premise of interactive dream therapy run amok.
August 27, 2009
Reality and fantasy leak into each other in short-circuiting jolts in Kon's cosmos
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