Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: A disturbed factory worker (Ryan Reynolds) who hears advice from his pet dog and cat is implicated in the accidental death of his co-worker.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Eric D. Snider
    Jan 22, 2014
    Here is a pitch-black psycho-horror-comedy to restore one’s faith in the “What the eff did I just watch?” genre.
  2. Reviewed by: Daniel Fienberg
    Jan 26, 2015
    Perhaps a little more successful when winking at genre expectations than when playing things straight, The Voices is funny, disturbing and whimsical.
  3. Reviewed by: James Rocchi
    Jan 26, 2015
    It’s a bit of an irony that The Voices doesn’t have much to say, but the fact of the matter is that it’s the tone and the tenor of the film that make it most watchable; a truly hilarious film about truly horrible things, the real artistry in Satrapi’s direction of The Voices speaks for itself.
  4. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Jan 26, 2015
    The film’s combination of psychological drama -- cue the childhood trauma -- with blood-splattered limb-cutting, talking heads in the fridge and talking pets on the couch is a risky one that finally works because Perry and Satrapi find the right tonal mixture for the material.
  5. Reviewed by: Xan Brooks
    Jan 26, 2015
    Satrapi's disreputable little creepshow finally doesn't amount to a hill of beans. Maybe that's fine. The Voices provides an enjoyably trashy antidote to the traditional Sundance fare of soulful drama and crusading documentary.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Jan 26, 2015
    In tapping Satrapi to interpret this project, the producers have done about as well as one could expect with such material. Still, a bit more consistency in style would have gone a long way.
  7. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Jan 31, 2015
    For most of the film's running time, one mistakes the main character's callousness for the filmmakers'.