The Voices Reviews

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March 26, 2015
By playing with storytelling rules, almost to the point of madness, Satrapi has elicited sympathy for the devil.
March 19, 2015
It's wretchedly unfunny and tonally erratic, the striking production design notwithstanding.
March 19, 2015
The film is gory, odd (with its scenes of talking animals and severed heads in fridges), horribly uneven but intermittently very funny in its own tasteless, grand-guignol fashion.
March 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.
February 20, 2015
Think of this stylish, quirky and quite grisly feature from Marjane Satrapi as a meeting of Psycho, Dexter and Dr. Doolittle.
February 13, 2015
The movie has to be taken at face value: As a wacky and unsettling jaunt into sheer madness.
February 12, 2015
Casting Ryan Reynolds as a small-town geek who has trouble getting a date may seem as pointless as taking a loving cup to a Leafs game, but the bright-eyed Canadian star makes this dark, dark comedy twinkle with offbeat appeal.
February 11, 2015
A deeply warped, darkly funny and thoroughly depraved horror comedy. Ryan Reynolds gives one of his best performances.
February 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.
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February 6, 2015
The film is mostly a mess, albeit an occasionally endearing one.
February 6, 2015
I've always liked Reynolds for the most part, but he does his best work yet here in Satrapi's odd, pitch-black comedy about a man who talks to his dog and cat. And they talk back.
February 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.
February 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.
February 5, 2015
Simultaneously bizarre, humorous, disturbing and suspenseful.
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February 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.
February 5, 2015
A few big stars working in a minor key, a bit of macabre indie-film quirk, and presto! Instant junk.
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February 5, 2015
The Voices wants it all ways at once, and while its severe shifts in tone are certainly bold (and intentional), they also prevent the film from properly functioning under any genre umbrella.
February 5, 2015
Like it or not, The Voices aligns us with a murderer.
February 4, 2015
Ryan Reynolds is chillingly perfect as a nice-guy factory worker struggling with schizophrenia and murderous impulses in this tonally wild indie, which is nearly too horrifying to be funny - but not quite.
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February 4, 2015
Fanciful, sweetly unbalanced and just right for the part, Mr. Reynolds gives his best performance in years.
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