Sightseers
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Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way - on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina's led a sheltered life and there are things that Chris needs her to see - the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that separates these wonders in his life. But it doesn't take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina's meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris's dreams and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"With a wink and a shrug, Sightseers shows us evil in all its banality."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"The film is certainly funny, but the laughs aren't as constant as you'd hope from a film like this."
‑ Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine
"An undeniable treat for lovers of morbid comedy."
‑ Jason Buchanan, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Sightseers is a brilliantly grim and reasonably amusing comedy that is also wonderfully unpredictable and constantly pushing unforeseen circumstances."
‑ Chris Sawin, Examiner.com
"A British black comedy made in the spirit of "let's run with this demented premise till the tank is empty.""
‑ Walter V. Addiego, Hearst Newspapers
"A brilliant, deliciously wicked, and thoroughly enjoyable road film ..."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"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."
‑ Katherine Monk, Canada.com
"pitch-black and funny, nearly as dismal as Kill List but played for laughs rather than horror."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"It's just not quite funny enough."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Darkly funny as it is, the movie has undercurrents of genuine and very British weirdness."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"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."
‑ Graham Fuller, Film Comment Magazine
"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."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Daft and darkly hilarious, but bleak? Oh yes. Almost too bleak."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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