Maybe you guys can explain, because I'm baffled by the reaction...what is so fascinating about one pathetic, gross, fraudulent troll using his money to blackmail people? I resented the movie for leading me down a path that felt like a conspiracy thriller, strange and troubling but also weirdly fun in a way, only to reveal...that guy. He's like one of the gross pimply trolls on South Park brought to life.
Even more than a lot of true crime-based things, Tickled arguably glorifies its villain over all other possible avenues, which I kind of resented it for. It could have been an examination of the legal system that this guy exploited, or of the internet infamy for those who were blackmailed by him, or the trials faced by investigative journalists who go up against powerful interests. I feel like a legitly good documentary uses its subject as a path to explore themes. Tickled does pay lip service to those things, but ultimately, it's not exploring anything other than this one horrible guy. In that sense it's unabashedly lurid, but not in a good way.
And even if you find that content interesting, the filmmaking itself felt pretty pedestrian to me. I don't think it's a bad movie. But felt conned by it and find it exploitative and a cheap thrill.