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A deeply warped, darkly funny and thoroughly depraved horror comedy. Ryan Reynolds gives one of his best performances.
New York Post:
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.
New York Observer:
Fanciful, sweetly unbalanced and just right for the part, Mr. Reynolds gives his best performance in years.
The pic's tone is all over the place, from the bright red razor slash that underscores its opening titles to the "Amelie"-esque flights of fancy along the way.
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.
Eric D. Snider,
A loopy, ghastly, funny, morbid and unforgettable 100 minutes
Boyd van Hoeij,
A wild, occasionally hilarious genre crossbreed that features a terrific performance from Ryan Reynolds.
Los Angeles Times:
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.
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.
New York Daily News:
A few big stars working in a minor key, a bit of macabre indie-film quirk, and presto! Instant junk.
New York Times:
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.
The film is mostly a mess, albeit an occasionally endearing one.
Globe and Mail:
Think of this stylish, quirky and quite grisly feature from Marjane Satrapi as a meeting of Psycho, Dexter and Dr. Doolittle.
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.
The movie has to be taken at face value: As a wacky and unsettling jaunt into sheer madness.
Simultaneously bizarre, humorous, disturbing and suspenseful.
New York Magazine/Vulture:
It's the most likable Ryan Reynolds has been in a film in, well, forever, basically. He's not necessarily good, mind you.