Paperhouse
Paperhouse (1989)

A lonely young girl discovers that her drawings have strange powers over her dreams -- and perhaps her reality -- in this fantastical psychological thriller. When she attempts to use the drawings to bring back her missing father, she… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com

The scenes of Anna running around mountains in a moment of escape or toward an enormous lighthouse don't have the feel of something whitewashed like The Sound of Music but rather the dark undercurrent of the delusions of the girls in Heavenly Creatures.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

More peculiar than actually good.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A mesmerizing English film exploring the dreamscapes of a lonely eleven-year old girl.

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Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Loses the children's audience that might have otherwise been attracted to the story

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

A real sleeper: charming, scary, enthralling

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
A drawing that became a dream. A dream that became reality. I think there is a tiny bit of a message hidden in a movie. It is a Unique Movie, unlike the movie… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
An eerie dreamscape of a movie. A girl draws pictures of a house on paper, and it becomes a place she can visit. Soon she is drawing other things which she can… More
Barry Lappin
This was hugely distrubing to a ten year old boy when I watched it. Extremely odd little story but one that has stuck with me until now.