- By: Peter Byrne
The most important point to make about Some Voices is that it works as a film, and a technically accomplished one at that. Patients and health profession. als will have little to complain about - its central character, Ray (Daniel Craig), has schizophrenia, but this is a sensitive film, and its appeal goes beyond any armchair diagnostics.
The film begins with Ray's release from the grim asylum. He is collected by his café-owning brother Pete (David Morrissey), who fixates on Ray's tablets rather than discussing his illness. As in every “psychiatry film,” once we read the chlorpromazine label on the bottle, we know that non-compliance and relapse are bound to follow. This cliché aside, the film is refreshing in its avoidance of the standard formulas. Gone are the psycho-killer, pathetic, or “crazy funny guy” stereotypes, and there is only one reference, from Pete, to the “pull yourself together” school of