• Unrated, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Ben Wheatley
    In Theaters:
    May 10, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Dec 10, 2013
  • IFC Films


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Sightseers Reviews

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

The film is certainly funny, but the laughs aren't as constant as you'd hope from a film like this.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: B-

February 20, 2014
Richard Haridy

Uncomfortably lurching from broad slapstick to dark and sharp gore - often in the space of a single scene - Sightseers adds up to a rather jumbled whole, despite the punchlines hitting as often as they miss.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 25, 2013
Graham Fuller
Film Comment Magazine

Devised by acting-writing comedy team Lowe and Oram and co-scripted by Amy Jump, director Ben Wheatley's professional and personal partner, the movie pokes fun at the social limitations of these lumpen Midlanders without sneering at or patronizing them.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

November 5, 2013
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide

An undeniable treat for lovers of morbid comedy.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

July 19, 2013
Katherine Monk

It's definitely not for everyone, but if you can stand the stink of the human condition, Sightseers will linger in the lobes of your imagination long enough to make you laugh.

Full Review Source: Canada.com | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2013
Chris Sawin

Sightseers is a brilliantly grim and reasonably amusing comedy that is also wonderfully unpredictable and constantly pushing unforeseen circumstances.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 6/10

July 12, 2013
Eric D. Snider

pitch-black and funny, nearly as dismal as Kill List but played for laughs rather than horror.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B

July 11, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Daft and darkly hilarious, but bleak? Oh yes. Almost too bleak.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 9, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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It's not a perfect blend, but Ben Wheatley's film is different enough - on second thought, let's just call it what it is: weird - to warrant your attention. Your admiration, even.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 13, 2013
Todd Jorgenson

It's usually difficult to find serial killers who are sympathetic and even charming, but this amusing dark comedy does just that without sacrificing its moral compass.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

June 12, 2013
Scott Weinberg

A quick, dry, acidic comedy that will appeal to anyone who likes horror movies or pitch-black humor.

Full Review Source: FEARnet

June 12, 2013
Jean Lowerison

Welcome to My Camp

Full Review Source: ReviewExpress.com | Original Score: 4/5

June 9, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

One of the funniest, and bleakest, comedies of the season.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

May 31, 2013
Walter V. Addiego
Hearst Newspapers
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A British black comedy made in the spirit of "let's run with this demented premise till the tank is empty."

Full Review Source: Hearst Newspapers | Original Score: 3/4

May 31, 2013
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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It's just not quite funny enough.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 31, 2013
Glenn Lovell

What starts out as a sunny, funny getaway soon turns hilariously dark, a fusion of tabloid sensationalism and social satire ... a royal hoot, the funniest British import since 'Shaun of the Dead.'

Full Review Source: CinemaDope | Original Score: 3/4

May 30, 2013
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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With a wink and a shrug, Sightseers shows us evil in all its banality.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

May 30, 2013
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A brilliant, deliciously wicked, and thoroughly enjoyable road film ...

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

May 30, 2013
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Bloody good camping trip tale

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: A minus

May 17, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

It's funny and dark, but it's also unconventionally insightful and full of heart - or at least the hearts that are left beating.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: B

May 17, 2013
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