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Sightseers Reviews

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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
January 8, 2016
Sightseers is everything you could want from a dark comedy infused with horror and is by far Wheatley's most assured work to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes
September 29, 2015
It has a levity and self-aware absurdity that makes it not only a different kind of beast, but also another film that marks Ben Wheatley as a young director to keep an eye on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
The film is certainly funny, but the laughs aren't as constant as you'd hope from a film like this.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Richard Haridy
November 25, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Graham Fuller
Film Comment Magazine
November 5, 2013
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.
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide
July 19, 2013
An undeniable treat for lovers of morbid comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Katherine Monk
July 19, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Sawin
July 12, 2013
Sightseers is a brilliantly grim and reasonably amusing comedy that is also wonderfully unpredictable and constantly pushing unforeseen circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Eric D. Snider
July 11, 2013
pitch-black and funny, nearly as dismal as Kill List but played for laughs rather than horror.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
July 9, 2013
Daft and darkly hilarious, but bleak? Oh yes. Almost too bleak.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
Todd Jorgenson
June 12, 2013
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.
Scott Weinberg
June 12, 2013
A quick, dry, acidic comedy that will appeal to anyone who likes horror movies or pitch-black humor.
Jean Lowerison
June 9, 2013
Welcome to My Camp
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 31, 2013
One of the funniest, and bleakest, comedies of the season.
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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
Glenn Lovell
May 30, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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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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