May 28, 2021
Because Satrapi struggles to make gory moments gel with the visual comedy...The Voices is too uneven to become the cult classic it sounds like.
Oct 23, 2019
[S]o the film was never meant to be a realistic study of psychosis, more a dark comedy about a reluctant serial killer, but any potential enjoyment is soured by its repugnant attitude towards mental illness and, of course, women.
Jul 18, 2019
Here we have a rather sluggish and tonally awkward blend that is neither successful as a comedy or a darker genre effort.
Oct 11, 2017
Despite committed performances, The Voices can never transcend the inherent problems in its screenplay.
Jan 2, 2016
Rarely do movies shout so loud yet communicate so little.
Aug 13, 2015
Satrapi's film is at heart a comedy, but it has some very forced moments that really don't work. [Full review in Spanish]
May 1, 2015
The tone is wildly uneven and the concept ultimately feels strained at feature length.
Apr 8, 2015
"The Voices" has a lot going for it, but, sadly, its blend of terror and farce strikes a disingenuous chord.
Mar 25, 2015
A chipper woman-hating comedy about a serial killer... that wants us to feel sorry for him? This is disgusting, repulsive, and enraging.
Mar 22, 2015
Swerving between pink-hued small-town satire and visceral gore, The Voices aims for the ghoulish humour of Eating Raoul or Parents - and, for the most part, misses.
Mar 19, 2015
It's wretchedly unfunny and tonally erratic, the striking production design notwithstanding.
Mar 19, 2015
The Voices doesn't work as a comedy because it isn't funny, and it doesn't work as a thriller because it's not suspenseful, and it doesn't work as an exploration of schizophrenia, if that is what this is meant to be about, as it's not insightful.
Mar 19, 2015
It is an overwhelmingly dislikable film, an intensely unfunny and unscary horror-comedy about a serial killer played by Ryan Reynolds on his most irritating form.
Mar 17, 2015
Its grisly parts lack any actual suspense, digressions towards serious pathos are embarrassing, and the parts it plays for tongue-in-cheek irony lack any actual wit.
Feb 7, 2015
It's the most likable Ryan Reynolds has been in a film in, well, forever, basically. He's not necessarily good, mind you.
Feb 6, 2015
This Ryan Reynolds-headlined indie strikes an uneasy balance between bloody mayhem and mirth.
Feb 6, 2015
The film is mostly a mess, albeit an occasionally endearing one.
Feb 5, 2015
The big question here is why any of "The Voices," as crisply made and stylish as it is, should matter or entertain. The cold truth is that it doesn't.
Feb 5, 2015
Grisly but not especially suspenseful, tongue-in-cheek without any real wit, "The Voices" aims to hit the intersection of horror and comedy but tumbles into an uncanny valley of tedious creepiness.
Feb 5, 2015
Like most slasher lampoons, The Voices tries to be as bloody and creepy as flicks that take psycho-killing more seriously. This is a major waste of time in a movie that's about a half-hour longer than its setup justifies.