Glasgow Film Festival Surprise Film 2015 (Review)


I was sat in the cinema waiting for the ‘Surprise Film’ to begin. I had no idea what the film was or who was in it. I could’ve literally ended up watching anything.

In the opening scene, as Ryan Reynolds sauntered over, I thought: “Seriously? A Ryan Reynolds Film? This is going to be some middle-of-the-road Rom-Com where boy meets girl, blah blah blah.”

I could not have been more wrong.

This is one of the best films I have seen for a very long time. This is NOT a Ryan Reynolds film.

If you like your comedies dark, this is darker than Satan’s black heart on a Black Wednesday in Hell.

If Nigel Tufnell asked “How much more black could this film be?” – The answer is “None. None more black.” The blackness is turned right up to eleven.

The way I watched this film is the perfect way to watch it. Do not read reviews. Do not watch the trailers. Do not even listen to Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode. Just go and watch this film. Seriously. Stop reading this. I am not going to say anything about this film except:

It is called “The Voices”.

It stars Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick and Gemma Arterton.

It is truly brilliant.

Now go and see it.