Severance (2006)

An international arms dealer rewards his six-member sales division of corporate execs with a weekend team-building retreat in the mountains of Eastern Europe, where they encounter a renegade band of war-crazed soldiers seeking revenge.

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 1, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2007
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A twisted and bloody spoof on office life, Severance nicely balances comedy and nasty horror.

Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

The cast shows spark and gusto, especially Laura Harris as a vulnerable yet intrepid survivor type and Danny Dyer as a bent druggie who straightens out long enough to fight back.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

So there's still a smart office-horror movie left to be made. In the meantime, Severance is just another paycheck.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Discriminating horror fans should also note that it's the most exhilarating fright flick to hit theatres since last year's The Descent.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

For the odd at heart, it will be worth the wait.

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Rob Salem
Toronto Star

Like Shaun of the Dead, the movie enthusiastically embraces all the grotesque clichés we love and have come to expect from the form -- turning several on their ear.

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Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

Severance is a story of terrible things that couldn't have happened to funnier people.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

It is wonderfully wry, and contains some great gags.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

At heart, it's a sophisticated variation on Friday the 13th, a splatter film with a slightly more interesting collection of targets.

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David Cornelius

Sitting through its increasingly sluggish pace feels like, well, work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Some employees of an international arms dealer go out into the Hungarian wildeness for a weekend company retreat, only to find themselves menaced by a group of… More
Bruce Bruce
A wild and enjoyable slasher film. A group of office workers are in Europe for a meeting with arms dealers, when they come across a tree in the road, they get… More
Alex roy
Enjoyable horror film with a good cast, Severance is an interesting horror comedy that though bizarre is very well done. As a low-budget horror comedy outing,… More
Film Crazy
Its a really good black comedy it kept me entertained and really worth a watch, its got great humour and is really good the way its written and portrayed really… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Another bloody office outing."</i> A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales… More
xGary Xx
A group of office workers on a team building exercise in the Hungarian woods get lost and end up being stalked by a band of militaristic psychopaths. This… More

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