This piece of beautiful savage cinema comes with an endearing love story wrapped with blood and maimed corpses. Its the type of vacation that all of us have experienced but this couple deals with in a way that most of us should! Its amoral beauty, folks! Not only it might be my comedy of the year but my favorite movie of the year!
Another Wheatley film where a great idea is let down by incompetent presentation. His usual shtick is to contrast incompatible forms; here it's Nuts in May meets Natural Born Killers. It doesn't work because his direction is unadventurous and televisual; and yet once again there's a smug contentedness to the proceedings, as if just the mere thought of this kind of genre deconstruction is incredibly brave and unique.
I really liked the the fact that this film is essentially a troubled romance with murder thrown in and the murder certainly isn't the focus of these two characters adventure. That being said it was a little inconsistent in it's humor ranging from very funny to not very funny at all (when I wanted it to be). I guess i just wish it went a little farther into dark territory, but still good and interesting none the less.
The darkest comedy in ages, which was much expected from such a director (who's "Kill List" was a bizarre and shocking debut film). This perverted love story plays like a murderous road-trip film (not unlike Natural Born Killers or True Romance) by way of Monty Python. Brutally violent and peppered with off-colour humour and awkwardness, this film is truly one of kind - was certainly a bit of fun.
A British couple heads out on holiday only to discover that the people around them, whether they be rude tourists or pompous locals, are ruining all their fun, and what started as a nice romantic outing descends into violence and mayhem. A grim, pitch black comedy about two serial killers in love, and the strange glue that holds them together, SIGHTSEERS is equal turns horrifying and hilarious.
I had really high hopes for this after his impressive and disturbing black-comedy 'Kill List', but Sightseers just left me flat and completely unconvinced. Billed as a hilarious, laugh-out-loud black comedy about a road-trip gone violently wrong I found it far from funny. The performances are decent enough but the script suffers from a lack of story development and the whole thing feels like a student film. 2 stars