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When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only one person can stop it, Dr. Atsuko Chiba, a scientist by day and, and under the code name 'Paprika,' a dream detective at night.
Keywords:  #Katsunosuke Hori #Megumi Hayashibara #Papurika #Satoshi Kon #Tôru Emori
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Houston Chronicle
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.
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Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
Paprika fills me with such overwhelming enthusiasm as to leave me gibbering.
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September 09, 2008
Though it's not quite up there with the cream of anime feature films, Paprika is a distinctive, quality addition to the genre.
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Arizona Republic
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.
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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.
Globe and Mail
June 15, 2007
We're so used to current cautious commercial formulas, it comes as an enjoyable shock to see something like Satoshi Kon's Japanese film, Paprika, which reminds us that with animation, almost anything you can imagine can be represented.
Laramie Movie Scope
October 02, 2007
The animation shows brilliant imagination by the filmmakers.
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Detroit Free Press
June 22, 2007
Especially for fans who understand how movies are put together, Paprika grabs you from the get-go in a series of flowing images and transitions that follow the skewed logic of a dream, jumping from a three-ring circus to a swinging jungle vine.
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Toronto Star
June 15, 2007
As a showcase of the limitless power of the imagination, Paprika never fails to delight the eye and engage the mind. We are never sure exactly whom we should be cheering for, or even if we're rooting for real characters or their avatars.
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February 27, 2008
Plays like the end and the beginning of Japanese cinema: it contradicts itself and contains multitudes.
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Orlando Sentinel
August 09, 2007
With a conventional invade-dreams/bend-reality plot, it's a bit of a bore.
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Annabelle: Creation
IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...