Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings
Aug 13, 2014A newly involved couple take a caravan trip and ….. well, to say any more would spoil the film. Directed by Ben Wheatley, Sightseers, is a (very) dark horror-comedy with a similar tone to that of Hot Fuzz, not least thanks to the rather graphic violence. Thanks in large part to the lead pair of Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, who give superbly understated performances, the movie certainly works for the most part and is well worth a watch.… Full Review »
Feb 17, 2014Sightseers has possibly the biggest change in tone of any movie ever. In the first 20 minutes it goes from being bizarre and reasonably upbeat to being bizarre and very very dark. But quite funny.
By way of laughs I wasn't exactly satisfied, out of the moments which I did laugh at, the jokes were usually witty and clever. However in some places it got unpredictably juvenile and lost it's intelligence, this did not happen a lot only in the more mature scenes but I felt the movie could have done without it. Apart from being entertaining as a simple comedy, Sightseers is also very arty and was even shown at Cannes. This is probably because of the brilliant cinematography in the worryingly funny murder scenes. It was at the same level as the masterful camera angles Stanley Kubrick used in such as A Clockwork Orange and The Shining.
Sightseers is a chilling and very funny black (not bleak) comedy which succeeds at being serious and realistic but enjoyable at the same time. The phrase strangely enjoyable has never been so fitting. Much like the close to perfect 2013 movie Don Jon, I was almost ashamed to laugh in Sightseers. That doesn't stop me recommending it.… Full Review »