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Sightseers

Year : 2013 Director : Ben Wheatley Running Time : 1 hr 38 mins Genre : ,
Movie review score
2.5/5

What’s it about?
Tina is a simple lass who is looking forward to going on a caravan holiday with her new boyfriend Chris (an “erotic caravanning holiday” as he puts it), where they will see the majestic sights of the Crich Tramway Museum, and the Keswick Pencil Museum – with a few brutal murders thrown in for good luck.

What do we think?
Stephen says: not a black comedy, an über-black comedy. No light penetrates the darkness even though people have reported it’s hilariously laugh-out-loud funny. I laughed. Three times. But the humour here is more creepy and uncomfortable. The type where you cringe as you guffaw. “Oh look, he smashed that man’s head into pulp – literally pulp (giggle).”

It’s beautifully acted, but slow paced, and when it comes down to it, a one trick pony that just doesn’t go anywhere.

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