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: March 13, 2009
DVD 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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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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Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix

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

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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

That director Tony Stone concocted and nearly pulls off this gruff, truly indie flick, maintaining our interest -- mostly -- through slow, wordless curio makes him a director to watch.

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.

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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Ron Stringer
L.A. Weekly

A must-see.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

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

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