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Sightseers Reviews

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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
James Verniere
Boston Herald
May 17, 2013
Bloody good camping trip tale
Full Review | Original Score: A minus
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 17, 2013
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 | Original Score: B
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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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 16, 2013
It's the sort of snappy little idea that would probably work better as a short film, but when Wheatley latches onto a concept as big as his talent, I bet we'll be in for something special.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 15, 2013
Wheatley playfully bends genres in this romantic-comedy road movie so we never know what might happen next.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 11, 2013
Initially funny and imaginative, but increasingly lazy, unfunny and tedious. It would have worked better as a short.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.212/10
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
May 10, 2013
Director Ben Wheatley is capable of simultaneously embracing both the awkward comedy and creeping horror of Chris and Tina's voyage into darkness.
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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
James Rocchi
The Playlist
May 9, 2013
Sightseers homicidal holiday isn't just a pitch-black comedy made with skill, will and brains; it's also another demonstration that Wheatley is, to use an all-too-appropriate phrase, going places.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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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
Chris Cabin
Film Racket
May 9, 2013
His satirical stab at the traditionally quiet vision of proper England, pointed as much at the monarchy as it is at the Merchant-Ivory generation, is refreshing up to a point and almost always funny, but its sense of agitated hopelessness feels strained.
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.
| 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.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 9, 2013
Director Ben Wheatley...has trumped Bobcat Goldthwaite's "God Bless America" with this British caravan serial killer comedy..an atypical relationship movie stuffed with nuggets of humor mined from both the characters and the landscape they travel through.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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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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