I'd been putting off watching Paprika for a while, mostly because I was a dubious about how a film based on dreams could hold it's own against a film like "Millenium actress". I've been humbled.
You can see that every part of the film has been observed through a fine toothed comb. The lush backgrounds, the characters created with depth and personality, the amazing plot and storyline. All of these are done superbly, but even more incredibly the score was mesmerising. I don't normally notice such things, but every time music came in, it created an atmosphere, gave an emotion and enveloped you in the rest of the film. I can't think of any reason to give this film less than five stars, it's a pleasure to view, it's an auditory dream, it's story is second to none. My only gripe is that the majority of westerners won't see it because of subtitles, but more shame them.