Sightseers Reviews

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May 5, 2019
Fantastic black comedy, burnt like toast. Unfilled expectations and the need to be loved turn into a hilariously horrific caravan trip for two strange lovebirds.
February 6, 2019
There are few directors out there who can achieve the appropriate balance between horrific violence and laugh-out-loud comedy, but Wheatley's masterful touch makes this a consistently enjoyable.
December 17, 2018
Wheatley's control has never seemed greater, the music cues, the deft editing by Wheatley, Amy Jump and Robin Hill and the performances all so sharp that the film is allowed to be viewed properly as the gem that it is.
December 9, 2018
It's hard to quibble with Sightseers, and its satirical, observational eye is spot on, mining to laser-like effect hitherto underdocumented subjects in British comedy cinema.
August 27, 2018
At last, a really well-scripted and well-directed, funny British comedy.
April 9, 2018
Not only is Sightseers a relishable achievement for its devisers, Lowe and Oram, but it enhances Wheatley's reputation as currently the most refreshingly offbeat and unpredictable director of British crime movies.
September 19, 2017
Here, Britishness is the horror. And that's really scary.
September 1, 2017
A must for cult connoisseurs who take their comedy strong and dark.
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.
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.
February 20, 2014
The film is certainly funny, but the laughs aren't as constant as you'd hope from a film like this.
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.
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.
July 19, 2013
An undeniable treat for lovers of morbid comedy.
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.
July 11, 2013
pitch-black and funny, nearly as dismal as Kill List but played for laughs rather than horror.
July 9, 2013
Daft and darkly hilarious, but bleak? Oh yes. Almost too bleak.
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.
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.
June 12, 2013
A quick, dry, acidic comedy that will appeal to anyone who likes horror movies or pitch-black humor.
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