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3.3
1,328 Ratings

Sightseers

Directed by Ben Wheatley
United Kingdom, 2012
Comedy

Synopsis

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

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Sightseers Directed by Ben Wheatley
As the first of Wheatley’s films to come from another source, “Sightseers” complicates the question of authorship, but the director’s stylistic stamp is evident from the opening scenes, which are very close in look and feel to Down Terrace.
May 10, 2017
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Doing his countrymates proud, Brighton-based Ben Wheatley pushes all sorts of inappropriate buttons in Sightseers, a sick gag of a film that’s bound to scar only the irony-challenged. (If that happens to be you, stick with Wheatley’s prior outing, 2011’s Kill List, a top-notch horror film that’s sober as a morgue.)
May 07, 2013
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Nobody fucks with you like Wheatley, who has a showman’s instinct for audience manipulation in the best sense. Comedy staged to feel as if it’s in the moment conceals its inner workings and painstaking plans: Sightseers straddles the precipice of chaos, with Wheatley firmly in control of the reins.
September 01, 2012
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