The Voices (Marjane Satrapi, 2014)

March 17, 2015

There’s an unwritten rule that has been present throughout filmmaking history: when making a movie in which an insane Ryan Reynolds talks to a sour Scottish-accented cat that encourages him to kill people and a comparatively angelic dog that suggests he do the opposite, go all the way or go away. Either fully commit to the horror-comedy trappings of the premise at hand, or, if feeling particularly brave, forge a drama regarding the mental health issue of hearing and being influenced by disembodied voices. Merging the two tones is a trick few people can pull off. With the disastrous The Voices, graphic-novelist-turned-director Marjane Satrapi demonstrates she is not one of those people…

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