The Voices

2015 R 1h 43m Blu-ray / DVD

The Voices

2015 R 1h 43m Blu-ray / DVD
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Leading a quiet bachelor existence, factory employee Jerry develops a crush on the lovely Fiona from accounting but ends up killing her by accident. Luckily for Jerry, his suddenly verbal cat and dog are there to help him consider his next move.
Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver
Marjane Satrapi
Blu-ray DVD
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them. R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Voices is a black comedy with fantasy overtones and some extreme gore. Women are stabbed and killed, bodies are chopped, and severed heads are displayed. There are nightmarish flashbacks to a boy in terrible situations, and a deer is hit by a car and put out of its misery with a knife. Language is also very strong, mainly spoken by a cat character; there are multiple uses of "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "ass," and more. Characters kiss, and sex is implied; graphic animal mating is also shown on a television. The main character gets very drunk in one scene and takes a prescription anti-psychotic pill in another. Though some of the movie's more comic elements (i.e. the talking animals) may appeal to teens, the overall package seems more pitched to adults.

Sexual Content

A man and a woman kiss. They sit down on a bed and kiss again; in the next scene, they're having coffee in the morning. Graphic animal mating on television. An Elvis impersonator thrusts his crotch while singing. Some innuendo.


Gruesome sequences, with lots of blood and gore. Onscreen killing with a knife. Cutting a body into pieces small enough to fit into several small containers. Severed heads displayed. A dying deer is put out of its misery by a knife to its throat. Nightmarish flashback to troubled childhood; a mother asks her son to kill her with a shard of glass. A woman is roughly pushed onto a bed; she cracks her neck on the headboard. A woman is kidnapped and tied up with packing tape. Beating with a towel rod. Shark killings on television. An explosion. Yucky cat poop on couch. Vomiting.


Several uses of "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," "ass," "bitch," "a--hole," "hell," "buttf--k," "dips--t," "for God's sake," and "goddamn." Almost all language comes from the cat. "P---y" is used twice to describe the cat.

Social Behavior

The movie is more or less driven by its emotions rather than its ideas. The main character (who means well but does bad things) eventually learns to accept the consequences for his actions.


The movie's fake brand name for the fixture and faucet company, Milton, is all over the place, in a kind of parody of marketing and consumerism.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The main character drinks from a bottle of something that looks like vodka; he gets very drunk. He also has prescription anti-psychotic meds; he takes one, and it makes him feel foggy. He tosses the rest. Other characters are shown drinking socially.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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