The Voices 2014

Critics score:
72 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times: A deeply warped, darkly funny and thoroughly depraved horror comedy. Ryan Reynolds gives one of his best performances. Read more

Sara Stewart, 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. Read more

Rex Reed, New York Observer: Fanciful, sweetly unbalanced and just right for the part, Mr. Reynolds gives his best performance in years. Read more

Peter Debruge, Variety: 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. Read more

A.A. Dowd, AV Club: 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. Read more

Eric D. Snider, A loopy, ghastly, funny, morbid and unforgettable 100 minutes Read more

Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter: A wild, occasionally hilarious genre crossbreed that features a terrific performance from Ryan Reynolds. Read more

Robert Abele, 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. Read more

Amy Nicholson, L.A. Weekly: Like it or not, The Voices aligns us with a murderer. Read more

Mark Jenkins, NPR: 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. Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: A few big stars working in a minor key, a bit of macabre indie-film quirk, and presto! Instant junk. Read more

A.O. Scott, 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. Read more

Meghan Daum, Slate: The film is mostly a mess, albeit an occasionally endearing one. Read more

Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail: Think of this stylish, quirky and quite grisly feature from Marjane Satrapi as a meeting of Psycho, Dexter and Dr. Doolittle. Read more

Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star: 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. Read more

Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun: The movie has to be taken at face value: As a wacky and unsettling jaunt into sheer madness. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: Simultaneously bizarre, humorous, disturbing and suspenseful. Read more

Bilge Ebiri, 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. Read more