Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2009)

In the 11th century, Vikings, Indians, and Irish monks collide on the shores of North America in a historical epic adventure of exploration, personal glory, and religious dominance. Abandoned by a Western exploration party and stranded in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 28, 2009
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Stone's admirable and persuasive evocation is unfortunately marred by his self-defeating resort to flurries of claustrophobic, fragmented hand-held shots that obfuscate just about every crucial plot development in the film.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

If nothing else, Mr. Stone, from his tangled hair to dirty feet, has taken himself and his story into the beyond -- way, way beyond.

Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix

More or less what you'd have if Ingmar Bergman had shot The Blair Witch Project...

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Ron Stringer
L.A. Weekly

A must-see.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Largely lacking in dialogue (if not unintentional hilarity), this intensely personal project is proof positive that Bill and Ted grew up to become filmmakers.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Severed Ways exudes a specific and unique vibe, and youre either going to get into it or youre not...If youre willing to just stop, look and listen, you might have a good time.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Severed Ways is one of the oddest movies I've seen in a while -- and that's a good thing.

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Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice

The spectacle of two dudes mucking about in the primal forest becomes tedious...

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Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

One of the more beautifully shot films of the long as the camera is standing still.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
"Severed Ways" is an almost entirely wordless long-form video set to Metal and Goth music. It tries to imagine what it must have been like to be a… More