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The Public (Buffalo)
9/26/2017 by M. FaustIf you were hooked on HBO'sThe Jinx, by all means put Tickled on your must-see list. (To explain the comparison would be to give away too much.)
3/24/2017 by Darian LuskThe shocking truth is uncomfortably pursued to its fullest, and the result is a riveting piece of investigative journalism.
3/16/2017 by Christopher OrrIt's not a film you'll soon forget.
8/15/2016 by Kate LloydUnexpected and brilliant.
7/1/2016 by Adam GrahamThe film is an investigative thriller that unravels the deep web of lies, threats and deceit that festers in the dark corners of the internet, and shows how online behavior can have damaging, real-world implications.
7/1/2016 by Tirdad DerakhshaniIt's fun, exciting, freakish filmmaking.
San Diego Reader
6/30/2016 by Matthew LickonaThere are lessons to be learned here; hopefully, they will shine through the murk.
6/30/2016 by J. R. JonesThese are really stories about power, shame, and the law.
6/30/2016 by Ann HornadayLike the activity of its title, "Tickled" is funny until it most decidedly isn't.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
6/30/2016 by Jim Brunzell IIINot quite answering every question it asks, "Tickled" still opens a dangerous "can of worms" of stranger-than-fiction journalism.
6/30/2016 by John HartlThe dangers of the internet have rarely been presented so convincingly.
6/24/2016 by Peter HowellThis New Zealand doc tickles the funny bone but also chills the spine. It delves into a goofy fetish that leads down serious and unsettling paths.
Globe and Mail
6/24/2016 by Barry HertzWhat starts off as a light-hearted, quirky portrait of a "competitive tickling" competition quickly turns into a deadly serious investigation about the destructive powers of the Internet and the perversity of those lurking behind its digital walls.
6/23/2016 by Peter KeoughThough his lighthearted tone has difficulties keeping up with each new sinister discovery, Farrier has exposed in the least likely setting the network of power and money that preys on the weak with impunity.
6/23/2016 by Barbara VanDenburghWhat was meant at the start to be a humorous fluff piece about dudes who tickle each other for fun and profit turns into a mission: To find and reveal the elusive czar of this underground tickling empire and to expose its true intentions.
San Francisco Chronicle
6/22/2016 by Mick LaSalleIt's a documentary that for about one minute seems as though it's going to be as fey and quirky as its title. But far from a jolly little film about odd, harmless people, it's dark, weird and menacing.
New York Post
6/17/2016 by Sara Stewart"Tickled" certainly doesn't describe how I felt at the end of this fascinating documentary; more like thoroughly creeped out.
6/17/2016 by Katie WalshSimply delightful in just how stranger than fiction it manages to be.
6/17/2016 by Amy NicholsonWhen I saw Tickled at Sundance this January, I thought it was a fun trifle. In the months since, it's felt like a warning sign of the mediapocalypse.
6/17/2016 by David FearTickled is near-impossible to take seriously, even as Farrier and Reeve's Nick Broomfield-esque bumbling blows the lid on a genuinely frightening individual.
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