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Sundance Review: ‘The Voices’ Starring Ryan Reynolds Wrings Dark Comedy From Candy-Colored Carnage

  • By James Rocchi
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  • January 20, 2014 9:06 AM
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The Voices
The fourth film from director Marjane Satrapi ("Persepolis," "Chicken with Plums"), "The Voices" navigates the line between the gruesome and the goofy with a step as nimble as a tight-rope walker going over a sea of broken glass. It’s an extraordinarily warm and funny movie about a likable schizophrenic murderer; it’s candy-colored and meticulously composed and yet also shiny with fresh wet blood. It’s weird and funny and perfectly-pitched, and to cap off its catalog of rare feats, it also features an immensely likable performance from Ryan Reynolds.

Rosario Dawson Is 'Finally Famous,' Jacki Weaver Hears 'Voices' & Jennifer Garner Has A 'Bad Day'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 25, 2013 7:33 PM
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Time for a casting roundup now, with three actresses finding themselves new projects.

Gemma Arterton & Anna Kendrick Join Ryan Reynolds In 'Persepolis' Director Marjane Satrapi's 'The Voices'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 1:18 PM
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Change is good and Marjane Satrapi seems to thrive on it. She broke out in 2007 with the beloved, critically acclaimed, Oscar nominated "Persepolis," but has hardly made a predictable step since. Her followup was the fantastical live action tale "Chicken With Plums" and not long after came the comic mini-feature (it ran about 75 minutes long), "The Gang Of The Jotas." Now, she's shifting gears again with "The Voices," and after nabbing Ryan Reynolds to star last fall, she's picked up two more names in what may be her most mainstream effort yet.

Ryan Reynolds Circles 'The Voices' From 'Persepolis' Director Marjane Satrapi

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 8:58 AM
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After the summer of 2011 in which Ryan Reynolds featured in two disappointments -- the superhero flick "Green Lantern" and the body swap comedy "The Change-Up" -- one wondered if the actor's shot at the big time was in trouble. But earlier this year he helped make "Safe House" a big hit (and it now has a followup in the works), next summer he's got "R.I.P.D." (which is also primed for a sequel if it's a hit), and now it seems the actor wants to prove he's got the chops to go with his looks. He's already lining up a role in Atom Egoyan's "Queen Of The Night," and he seems to have earned the attention of another arthouse director as well.

'Persepolis' Director Marjane Satrapi Takes On 'The Voices' Formerly Linked To Mark Romanek & Ben Stiller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2012 3:23 PM
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It seems "L.A. Riots" isn't the only long-developing project to get some new life today, as "Persepolis" and "Chicken With Plums" director Marjane Satrapi is now taking over a movie that at one time had a pretty promising pair circling.

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