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Sightseers Reviews

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May 30, 2013
With a wink and a shrug, Sightseers shows us evil in all its banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2013
A brilliant, deliciously wicked, and thoroughly enjoyable road film ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 17, 2013
Bloody good camping trip tale
Full Review | Original Score: A minus
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
May 16, 2013
Darkly funny as it is, the movie has undercurrents of genuine and very British weirdness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 16, 2013
Wheatley is strikingly effective in his manipulation of tone, establishing a queasy intimacy that only intensifies as the movie progresses.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
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.
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+
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: C-
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