100

The Playlist

By James Rocchi
Sightseers homicidal holiday isn't just a pitch-black comedy made with skill, will and brains; it's also another demonstration that Wheatley is, to use an all-too-appropriate phrase, going places.
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100

RogerEbert.com

By Sheila O'Malley
Director Wheatley has already shown his aptitude for sardonic horror-commentaries, and Sightseers is his best film to date. Sightseers is dark, gruesome, blithely amoral and thoroughly entertaining.
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100

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Wheatley, underplaying his stylishness, goes for a subtle national satire about geeks gone wild, and that’s the fun here: On as mild-mannered a vacation as two Brits might devise, a killer comes along—and, after a while, is politely welcomed in, the kettle simmering.
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88

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
This sardonic depiction of Britain, as a land where a thin veneer of strained politesse and fussy specificity of tastes masks a throbbing heart of darkness, makes for Ben Wheatley's best film yet.
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
He's still cultivating his storytelling abilities, but Wheatley has clearly found his sweet spot: a darkly funny place with serious potential.
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80

Empire

By Kim Newman
A uniquely British blend of excruciating comedy of embarrassment and outright grue, not quite as disorientating in its mood shifts as Kill List but just as impressive a film.
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80

Total Film

It might not sound much on paper, but it’s all in the delivery, the appealing lead performances combining with Wheatley's sudden tonal shifts to produce a film that’s funny, sinister and strangely moving.
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80

Film.com

By Amanda May Meyncke
Simply put, Sightseers is a deliciously inappropriate and hilariously weird comedy.
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80

Variety

By Peter Debruge
The satire is firmly seated in character, and no one understands how well a good homicide can elucidate character better than Wheatley.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

A pitch-black and sometimes gorily violent laugh-riot.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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