Sightseers Reviews

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
June 13, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Walter V. Addiego
Hearst Newspapers
May 31, 2013
A British black comedy made in the spirit of "let's run with this demented premise till the tank is empty."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 31, 2013
It's just not quite funny enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
May 30, 2013
With a wink and a shrug, Sightseers shows us evil in all its banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 30, 2013
A brilliant, deliciously wicked, and thoroughly enjoyable road film ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 16, 2013
Darkly funny as it is, the movie has undercurrents of genuine and very British weirdness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 16, 2013
The best way to appreciate this briskly paced sick joke is to view its multiple fatalities as especially pointed examples of slapstick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
May 16, 2013
Wheatley is strikingly effective in his manipulation of tone, establishing a queasy intimacy that only intensifies as the movie progresses.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 10, 2013
What begins as an alert and witty barbed satire degenerates into a senseless bloodbath in the black comedy "Sightseers."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2013
If you are in the mood for a bizarre tale of how to rid the British countryside of some of society's modern ills - litterbugs beware - "Sightseers" should do the trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
May 9, 2013
Working from a script by Ms. Lowe and Mr. Oram, Mr. Wheatley continues in the same bludgeoning, amusingly if dubiously deadpan fashion for what soon feels like an overextended joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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May 9, 2013
It may be the satirist's credo to spare no one, but in Sightseers, no one is spared Wheatley's smug superiority.
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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice
May 9, 2013
Sightseers is a jet-black comedy that understands exactly how absurdist it is, and its murders are always played for laughs-aided by their gruesome depictions.
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Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club
May 9, 2013
The film proceeds with a lazy, sketch-like feel that makes more sense after considering that these characters began on stage; the material was reconceived as a movie after a TV pilot failed to ignite.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Sheila O'Malley
Chicago Sun-Times
May 9, 2013
Lowe and Oram have been living with these characters for years, and it shows. The acting is very funny and well-observed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
May 8, 2013
A morose, unsettling blend of pathology for sport and murder for laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 7, 2013
A sick gag of a film that's bound to scar only the irony-challenged.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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William Goss
MSN Movies
March 21, 2013
Lowe and Oram get along with wonderfully neurotic chemistry, making it easy to root for them in spite of their newfound bloodlust.
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January 19, 2013
...Merciless and unforgiving at every turn, thoroughly British, creepy and beautiful even in the gloriously demented details.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
January 14, 2013
Very British blend of quirky character-comedy and homicidal violence has all the makings of a midnight-movie cult classic.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
October 2, 2012
A diverting, enjoyable but not entirely successful experiment, and a minor film from a major director.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Debruge
Variety
May 25, 2012
A wicked little pic in which a tacky couple discovers that cross-country road-tripping makes it surprisingly easy -- and fun! -- to knock off the more obnoxious characters they encounter en route.