Owen Gleiberman
May 16, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Severance

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
99 minutes
Limited Release Date
05/18/07
performer
Danny Dyer, Laura Harris
director
Christopher Smith
distributor
Magnolia Pictures
author
James Moran, Christopher Smith
genre
Comedy, Horror

We gave it a B-

Who knew that the breakup of the Soviet bloc would be such a boon to the slasher-film industry? Severance, a British hack-’em-up, might be described as Friday the 13th with better motivation. Seven employees of a multinational arms company pay a visit to Hungary — and wind up getting picked off, in the woods, by a ghoulish pack of military renegades. The chintzy characters, hair-raising deaths, and one spectacular rocket-launcher joke aren’t enough to give Hostel a run for its blood, but they will keep the desensitized occupied.

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