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Severance (2009)

David Dyer , Tim McInnerny  |  R |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: David Dyer, Tim McInnerny, Laura Harris, Toby Stephens, John Frankish
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 18, 2007
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000SM6FM2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,227 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Working nine to five is a real killer, but team building vacations can sometimes be worse. Seven employees of an international weapons manufacturer are left stranded and must fend for themselves. The retreat turns deadly as the colleagues discover they are the target of a crazed and vengeful enemy. Forget office politics, only the lucky will survive this bloody office outing.

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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome British Slasher!!! August 15, 2007
By JBizzle
Format:DVD
I checked this one out not expecting much & was shocked to have loved it by the end of the movie. This is a true "slasher" (although there's more to it than just a scary monster guy running around in the woods hacking up teens)flick in every sense of the word. Now the box's cover art claims this to be a comedy/horror flick in the same line as "The Office", & "Shaun Of The Dead". Maybe I missed something, but I didn't get that. While the movie does have it's moments, it's more amusing, than it is just straight out comedy. You'll get some definate chuckles, but I doubt very seriously the film was intended to be strictly just a comedy. The blood & gore is definately there & done very well, & you really get a sense of danger by the end of the movie. The movie is actually really brutal too, which I always like to see; alot of the violence is kinda believable.

A brief synopses(as not to spoil the movie) is you've got a group of people going out on a company retreat. These people happen to be employees of a weapons manufacturer. Anyway there transpotation winds up breaking down on the way & they find a place out in the woods that they at 1st assume is the designated retreat area. After that things start to get bloody and that's all you really need to know. The movie is well acted, & the characters are well fleshed out so you really care what happens to 'em (which doesn't happen very often in horror flicks). Anyway, this is gonna be a sleeper hit, so make sure all you gore hounds & horror freaks check this one out. It's at very least worth a rental if not worthy of your very own collection/library at home. There's just something about British horror, they get it & I wish Hollywood would pick up on that. Check this one out & you won't be disapointed!!!
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We will meet again September 17, 2007
Format:DVD
I just watched this movie yesterday and I was blown away. From the opening sequences you are shocked yet intrigued, just what the hell is going on here. The story steps back and unfolds. The characters, even the a-holes are believable and lovable, and utterly hilarious. It is the perfect blend of horror and comedy. This is not Shaun of the Dead, this is a very dark and bloody tale that is full of gut busting funny moments. I absolutely loved it. A closer film in feel to me would be Feast.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Builds Motivation like Murder February 7, 2008
Format:DVD
Not only does this flick have the wit of "The Office"
it also has the gore of "Turistas".
Not a bad combo at all, if you ask me.
Here's the premise:
A group of office employees(all of which are great characters), on a retreat, happen upon the wrong cabin.
And by wrong, I mean, home of a psychopath.
So what naturally starts out as whole-hearted laughs, quickly distorts into blood-curdling screams.

Needless to say,
I am so glad I stumbled upon this gem of a horror/comedy.
So freakin' glad.
I found it infinitely more hilarious than Shaun of the Dead AND Black Sheep.
In fact I found it funnier than practically every horror/comedy I've ever seen.
Very highly recommended.
(Especially to those who like to laugh & cringe)
One of the most lovable characters in the picture is trippin' out on mushrooms the entire film. =D
And during this one particular scene,
he sees himself standing in the threshold across the room,
So of course, his duplicate and him start making facial gestures to each other.
Eventually he follows his doppleganger outside,
and sees yet another duplicate standing against a tree,
who it turns out, was him the entire time.

And yet despite all the comedy that takes place in the former half of the film,
there is definitely an impending sense of dread in the latter half,
especially once the blood starts soaking up the surroundings.
And truth be told, the gore is actually done suprisingly well.
No cop outs here, folks.
There's 1 inevitabely classic scene where one characters leg is stuck in a bear-trap.
His fellow employees keep trying to help him out, but to no avail.
It keeps slamming shut, biting down even further into his leg.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly entertaining (and graphic) indie March 2, 2008
Format:DVD
SEVERANCE is a very nice surprise - an unpretentious but satisfying comedy-thriller that builds up a palpable sense of unease, before the killing starts. The first half-hour is dry British comedy, and very well done - you end up liking ALL of the characters, even the annoying ones. And suspense mounts, as you see these likeable characters moving deeper and deeper into danger. The horror, once it gets going, is brutal - and a little brutalizing to the viewer, as black comedy gives way to mostly humorless gore. This slasher second-half is not quite up to the first half of the movie, with its original blend of office-politics comedy and menace. But the survival-horror is undeniably gripping (if a little prolonged). Beautifully shot and acted, by a wonderful cast. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars [3.5]--Well I didn't expect that......... November 2, 2007
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Better-than-average thriller which stirs enough black humor into the mix to prevent you from taking it seriously. In "Severance," a group of defense workers goes off on a corporate retreat ("team building") and are confronted by a menace. But what is facing them is not just some unseen killer, no, it's the terror of an unforgiving public who's been there, done that. They don't just have to win over the attacker -- they have to win over the audience as well. Or should I say that's the challenge of writer-director Christopher Smith, and he succeeds with ease.

Several gruesome moments seem like bait for gore-mongers, since the film would work perfectly well without them, but are well-done and there is enough character development at the front end of the movie to make you care when the blood starts to flow. I thought the characters were consistent enough (and surprising enough) to behave like real human beings, instead of turning into horror movie cliches. There's Danny Dyer's Steve who is still able to provide comic relief in a film that's already quite satirical. The goal of this trip is a little R&R, but Steve misread it as sex and drugs and R&R. He is a standout here. A fierce American female played by Laura Harris who shines as Maggie who maintains her tough exterior without turning into Laura Croft. Toby Stephens, Claudie Blakley, Andy Nyman, Babou Ceesay, and Tim McInnerny all turn in perfectly lighthearted performances while remaining frighteningly real. The exploitation of horror movie clichés by turning some of them inside out also generates a good portion of the humor. There are also enough surprises to keep you intrigued - one stabbing looks so painful it'll make you think twice before kicking anyone in the butt.
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3.0 out of 5 stars You're fired.
Severance (Christopher Smith, 2006)

Well, let's start out at the obvious starting-out point: Christopher Smith directs Danny Dyer. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Robert Beveridge
4.0 out of 5 stars Comedy and horror - well done
I went into this expecting a generic/cliche slasher flick - group goes into the woods, stereotypical stoner, jock, hot chick, geeks, ahole boss, etc. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Kelly Hanna
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Movie and an Amazing Job on the Actors!
The Movie was really good, I am a Huge Fan of the Horror/Thriller/Comedy Genre and this film did not dissapoint at all. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Brad
4.0 out of 5 stars This Is Not a Film About Severance Pay & a Gold Watch for Faithful...
4 Stars = Classic

Half of the film is a great comedy/black comedy spoof on the "Torture Porn" sub-genre, & the other half, a dead serious, white knuckled affair! Read more
Published 23 months ago by JAMES MCCORMICK
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I saw this movie when it first came out, and I really liked it. I was at antique store and spotted it for 3 bucks but passed on it. I decided to get it the second time around. Read more
Published on February 24, 2012 by lovethebrits
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this review before you buy it!
If you are a horror movie fan you need to watch this movie. In most horror movies ppl do dumb things that drive you crazy. Read more
Published on December 2, 2011 by Sean M. Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars deadly east European getaway for the staff of Palisade Defence...
Employees of an arms manufacturing company on a corporate retreat somewhere in eastern Europe, run into some heavy duty trouble, in director Christopher Smith's (Black Death,... Read more
Published on September 5, 2011 by trebe
2.0 out of 5 stars A mindless slasher film. Boring and predictable, at best
SEVERANCE is exactly what you think it is, a mindless slasher film, and not a very good one at that. The plot is dull and extraordinarily linear. Read more
Published on August 10, 2011 by mikedoeseverything
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the title of my review
Plot summary:
Apparenlty Am*zon is missing a plot summary, so here's the one from Netfli*:
"Awash in blood and black humor, director Christopher Smith's inventive horror... Read more
Published on July 7, 2011 by E. Beckstrom
4.0 out of 5 stars it opens with strippers running through the woods
....so you know its gonna be great....and it is. super funny and a joy to watch...if you enjoy this, check out "murder party"
Published on July 1, 2011 by Daniel L. Charles
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