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  • Summary: Working nine to five is a real killer, but teambuilding holidays can sometimes be even worse. Forget office politics, only the smartest will survive this bloody office outing. (Magnolia Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. I prefer my horror with a chaser of wit, and Severance, a modest but very lively British import, serves it up in harsh but high style.
  2. 80
    What's more refreshing about Severance is how the movie's humor offsets the violence, and even that is pretty restrained (at least by modern standards).
  3. Suffice to say it's got plenty to do with corporate karma. And the word severance is more than just a double play on words - it's a triple whammy.
  4. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    Escalating blend of black humor and grisly goings-on in the wilds of Hungary fully delivers in its latter half.
  5. The chintzy characters, hair-raising deaths, and one spectacular rocket-launcher joke aren't enough to give "Hostel" a run for its blood.
  6. You'll need a strong stomach, but director Christopher Smith mixes lots of laughs into the gore. Despite its predictable finish, Severance is bloody good fun.
  7. 38
    There are a few scares, but not enough to make up for the murky script.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 26, 2013
    10
    I was nervous the whole time like it was a serious horror movie but at the same time this made the dark humorous jokes even more relieving. In my opinion this movie pulls of the balancing act of being a good horror movie AND a good comedy movie perfectly. Thrilling in several ways. And the humor was... dark, twisted, unique and awesome! Expand
  2. Dec 26, 2011
    8
    a comedy-horror movies, leaning more towards horror (i think). i found that some of the comedy didn't fit in the movie, but by no means did this lessen the film. solid acting for everyone, good directing and writing (some of the "funny" moments could have been cut) and good horror/thriller scenes. the first hour or so was excellent but it kind of fell apart near the end. but still if you want to see a good horror movies with some humour, this is your movie.

    side-note: when i watched this movie i didn't realize that it was a comedy- horror film, i just thought that it was a straight horror movie. that why a gave it an 8 and not a 9 because when i was watching it i felt that some of the scenes were really strange for a horror flicks and it wasnt until after i watched the movie did i realize why they were put in.
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  3. May 6, 2012
    7
    a comedy-horror movies, leaning more towards horror (i think). i found that some of the comedy didn't fit in the movie, but by no means did this lessen the film. solid acting for everyone, good directing and writing (some of the "funny" moments could have been cut) and good horror/thriller scenes. Expand

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