Sightseers Reviews

August 10, 2018
Mr. Wheatley doesn't trust his viewers to get the point and spends most of the movie picking the same scab.
February 21, 2018
The filmmaker's sense of humor is deadpan, but it might work better in the format of a half-hour sitcom.
July 15, 2013
Would make an apt double feature with director Bobcat Goldthwait's recent 'God Bless America,' a similar road trip-as-murder rampage comedy in which people with bad taste and annnoying habits are targeted for 'deserved' extinction.
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.
May 11, 2013
Initially funny and imaginative, but increasingly lazy, unfunny and tedious. It would have worked better as a short.
May 10, 2013
What begins as an alert and witty barbed satire degenerates into a senseless bloodbath in the black comedy "Sightseers."
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.
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
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.
Top Critic
May 8, 2013
A morose, unsettling blend of pathology for sport and murder for laughs.
May 5, 2013
Sightseers is not worth seeing at all.
February 21, 2013
It's neither grounded enough to be genuinely horrifying nor over the top enough to be nastily fun.
December 4, 2012
Director Ben Wheatley's uncompromising style fits the deadpan humour perfectly but despite the movie's comic tones, the characters are still so unappealing that the movie's overall nature proves restrictive.
November 29, 2012
There are a few laughs; a few wise nods. But before the end fatigue arrives and doesn't go away.
November 28, 2012
For all the miles its nerdy murderers rack up in their caravan, Sightseers doesn't really go anywhere.
September 19, 2012
Wheatley has infused much of the film's midsection with a meandering feel that only grows more and more problematic as time progresses.