"Crash" anyone? 2004, Paul Haggis film.
Voiceovers are just like any tool, can be used to a great affect or misused due to lack of creativity.
I find it extremely frustrating and insulting, when VO are used to set up the world the film takes place. I see it all over the place especially in sci fi films (shorts in particular).
Yet if it's used by the likes of Malick or Fincher, well then it's there to convey a completely different point. Fight Club is a great example. A film about consumerism and apathy narrated by a nameless character creates a much more personal emotions and environment from what the film would've been without it. I believe Fincher threatened studios with not doing the film if the VO had been taken out of the script.
I guess my point is that saying VO is lazy is like saying Alexa is the best camera. It is close minded.