Paprika Synopsis
A dream detective probes the theft of a powerful device that can destroy people's minds.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Fantasy leaks into reality.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While I liked the film's aesthetics and its futurist imaginings, its most important attraction is how it engages. Some movies massage you;...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Whatever it is you're looking for - comedy, horror, parades of singing frogs and dancing kitchen appliances - you'll find it in Satoshi...
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By Aaron Hillis
Paprika ain't no kiddie 'toon, even if its thumpin' techno-pop and bubble-gum thrills have the same splashy palette as an episode of...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Someone walking cold into a movie theater showing Paprika might be excused for thinking the screen was having a Technicolor seizure. Fans...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Satoshi Kon, whose previous film was the remarkable "Tokyo Godfathers," uses the complex plot as a pretext for joyous psychedelia.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's not a film for children, and it's not even something children would like. It's challenging and disturbing and uncanny in the ways it...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Fiercely provocative, Paprika shames Hollywood’s use of animation as a kiddie pacifier.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
We've gotten perhaps too used to the computerized wizardry of our own cartoon features; Kon, like Miyazaki shows us some older ways that...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
It is an intelligently written piece that only falters during the finale.
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By Extraxi
A movie NOT meant for a person who dislikes actually thinking about what they're watching, just like the popular series Paranoia Agent, made by the same Satoshi Kon. If you disliked Paranoia Agent,...

Breathtaking Masterpiece!

By JonDieter
I saw the screener of this film and was absolutely blown away by its beauty. This film dazzled me and brought me on a journey to another world. Pure imaginative and creative movie. I implore you...


By scottyo17
the worst movie I have ever seen don't go!!!...


By nicolerohr
This movie looks HOT!!! Can't wait to see it!!!...

best satoshi kokn

By samuraikid115
and in the top 5 of the best animated movies...

Outstanding and thought provoking. Forgot it was a cartoon

By fxpath9
The storyline for Paprika is outstanding and thought provoking. All throughout the movie I really connected with the characters and forgot that it was anime. The development and subplots are well...

Ok if you like anime.

By Arminius
Visually... beautiful. The idea gives the oppurtunity for craziness to happen in the movie and it does... the whole time... not even letting up to allow the viewer enough time to understand what is...

My new favorite movie.

By metalmoose
This is an amazing movie, but unfortunately, it won't make a dime. Unless you're a follower of Satoshi Kon's work, you WON'T get it. Satoshi Kon's movies are elaborate to an extreme level, and for you...

Dreamer's Movie

By xtendqi
Anyone who experiences our waking life as a dream, just like we dream at night, will thoroughly appreciate this out-there movie....

A fantastic voyage

By GauntletWizard
Paprika is a mind blowing movie. It's very deep, it's very bizarre, and most of all, it's not as serious as you think it is. Coming into the theater, you expect something akin to Ghost in the Shell...

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Rated R | For violent and sexual images