Tickled Capsule Review (2016): New Documentary is No Laughing Matter


I can’t say too much about the new documentary Tickled, which has been slowly expanding in theaters throughout the summer. My words wouldn’t do the film justice.

Journalist David Farrier directed the film with Dyaln Reeve. Farrier has spent most of his career drawn to reporting about weird stories. So naturally, when he came across a Youtube video about “competitive endurance tickling,” he had to know more.  He began to investigate and was not prepared for the story that awaited him.

Tickled is a movie that you have to continually remind yourself is a documentary and the events that occur throughout truly happened. Moments of Tickled played like a tense Hollywood thriller, which had my friend and I at the edge of our seat – literally.

I’m not concerned with trying to meet any kind of word count with this review. I don’t want to tell you anything that happens because this is a movie you have to see to believe. Tickled is one of the strangest movies I have ever experienced.





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