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Paprika Reviews

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January 8, 2018
"Paprika" is not for the average joe and it never will be.
Unfortunately, it is not really for the abstract artsy crowd either due to its surprisingly boring plot and resolution after one thinks about it for a while. There are not enough stimulating/creative visuals to warrant repeated viewings to fully understand what it wants to say regarding reality vs. dreams. It is a concept that has already been explored to death in films and done much better.
You know there's trouble when the visuals are mostly repeated and that they are only repeated just because the plot demands for them to be interwoven. When the visuals are both boring to look at and repetitious, it becomes taxing on the brain to want to decipher the film's mystery....and that ladies and gentlemen is not a fun time at the movies.
½ December 28, 2017
Disturbing, fantastic, and wondrous, Satoshi Kon's final film proves to be an anime classic that stands against the test of time with it's confusing narrative, strange characters, yet bold and inspiring ideas for future filmmakers.
December 18, 2017
Interesting history and great music
October 19, 2017
Most dream-like movies with excellent transit of scenes.
October 3, 2017
such a beautiful story.
September 2, 2017
Satoshi Kon delivers yet again in the realm of the strange quirks of the mind. While obviously different than Perfect Blue, Paprika renders that same feeling of "I don't know what the hell I just saw, but i liked it."
August 27, 2017
A great story with an amazing sense of style, both visually and audibly, coming from one of the best directors out there.
½ July 26, 2017
El director Satoshi Kon ("Perfect Blue", "Tokyo Godfathers") vomita una cantidad sin fin de imágenes surrealistas en esta cinta que, al igual que la obra maestra de Wim Wenders "Until The End Of The World", trata sobre la relación entre el mundo de la tecnología y el mundo de los sueños.

En "Paprika", una nueva forma de psicoterapia utiliza un dispositivo llamado DC Mini, para permitirle al terapeuta abordar el mundo onírico de sus pacientes, a partir de un avatar que explora el inconsciente. La prestigiosa psiquiatra Atsuko Chiba prueba el DC Mini con un voluntario, el cual es un policía con un sueño recurrente. Pero uno de los diseñadores del dispositivo desaparece junto con uno de los prototipos y alguien comienza a manipular los sueños y a asesinar personas. Atsuko entra entonces en el mundo de los sueños con su avatar Paprika para encontrar al culpable y salvar su proyecto antes de que sea demasiado tarde.

Basado en la novela de Yasutaka Tsutsui, este es un trabajo psicoanalítico de suspenso y acción, imperdible para los fanáticos del anime.
July 8, 2017
Lots of fun, with excellent animation.
July 7, 2017
Paprika is an adult anime mash-up of Inception, Altered States, and Kiki's Delivery Service. The film takes the viewer on an ingenious wild ride between dream state and reality.
March 25, 2017
The final part of the film went beyond all my expectation. The story is fresh and innovative.
½ January 23, 2017
Satoshi Kon submerges the viewer in the dream world of Paprika through it´s visually stunning and colourful animation, portraying a surreal picture of the human psyche that is constantly thrilling and a wonder to be immersed in; even if the main narrative functions mainly just as a pretext to get there.
January 19, 2017
?????? ?? Inseption, ????? ? ???? ?????
November 30, 2016
Paprika did the dream within a dream before Inception made it popular.
November 22, 2016
Modern anime masterpiece.
November 11, 2016
Mind blowing joy ride! If you want to start watching anime and don't know where to start - this is your choice.
September 10, 2016
This is a unique visual masterpiece. Satoshi Kon, we miss you.
½ July 14, 2016
If you like Hayao Miyazaki's animated films, then you should definitely check out the works of Satoshi Kun if you haven't already.

You may notice some similarities between "Paprika" (2006) and Christopher Nolan's "Inception" (2010).......
½ July 5, 2016
A Japanese middle child between "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Inception", a foreign mother to the much clearer latter, it's logic-free that makes it strange as much as it's confusing with a wonder how it was even written and structured when the animation done most of the showcasing for the film's standing. This left the titular adventurous protagonist as our guide throughout the overall impressive, mind-boggling, Ghibli-replicated vision that's worth a watch, to see how much you get for how long. (B)

(Full review TBD)
½ June 14, 2016
a very strange, surreal, and mind bending film. it won't be to everyone's taste but this just entranced me throughout the whole thing. the tale of therapy of going into others dreams by a machine sounds out there but it works. the visuals and animation is great. definitely worth a check.
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