In an underground world where tunnels extend everywhere, even though they live in dark and confined spaces, people wear protective clothes and lead quiet and enjoyable lives. Patema, a princess in her underground village, loves to explore the tunnels. Her favorite place is a 'danger zone' that her village prohibits people from entering. Even though she';s scolded, Patema';s curiosity can';t be held back. No one ever explained what the supposed danger was. On her usual trip to the 'danger zone,' Patema faces unexpected events. When hidden secrets come to light, the story begins to unfold.
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Under the Radar
September 18, 2014 If only Patema Inverted's ambitious concept and dizzying plot twists could be accompanied by characters and dialogue of the same standard.Read in Source
May 01, 2014 Spirited Away perhaps not, but we're transported to an intriguing world nonetheless.Read in Source
New York Times
August 28, 2014 An orphaned girl and a fatherless boy bridge opposing societies in "Patema Inverted," a delightful animated fable from Yasuhiro Yoshiura.Read in Source
Tiny Mix Tapes
October 11, 2015 Unless you're jonesing for new Japanese animation, you'd be advised to reverse your gravitational pull and steer clear of this one.Read in Source
April 29, 2014 Impressive but not dazzling. Miyazaki would have given the action more thump and Kon might have gone that bit weirder.Read in Source
Film Journal International
August 29, 2014 Yasuhiro Yoshiura has fashioned an ingenious animated fable, rooted in scientific phenomena which will stir the imaginations of adults and kids alike, challenging as it might be at times for the latter demographic.Read in Source
New York Post
August 27, 2014 The film by Yasuhiro Yoshiura suffers from many of the same flaws as other anime features - a plodding pace, broad humor, a bland heroine and snarly, one-dimensional villains.Read in Source
August 29, 2014 "Patema Inverted" mines a lot of entertainment value and social allegory from a pretty great concept despite being held back from greatness by a clunky narrative.Read in Source
August 26, 2014 Yoshiura keeps the story fairly linear, while playing with perspective and composing many stunning, vertiginous images that consider the different possibilities of being at war with gravity.Read in Source
August 26, 2014 Patema Inverted manages to be both exciting and charming and while it may lack a certain 'wow' factor it is an assured and enjoyable piece of storytelling and looks great on the big screen.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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