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Survival of the Fittest

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Release Date: May 18, 2007

Starring: Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny, Claudie Blakley, Andy Nyman, Babou Ceesay, and David Gilliam

Genre: Horror

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 96 minutes

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Director: Christopher Smith

Executive Producer: Michael Kuhn

Producer: Jason Newmark

Writer: Christopher Smith and James Moran

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Content:

(H, PC, LLL, VVV, S, NN, A, DD, M) Humanist worldview of survival of the fittest as civilians are brutally attacked, plus some politically correct aspects attacking international arms dealers; 42 obscenities, two strong profanities and three light profanities; very strong, bloody violence includes people shot, stabbed, exploded, and attacked, man's leg caught in steel trap and ripped off when friends try to free him, extreme bus crash leaves people injured, cut and bleeding, people caught in rope traps and attacked, man stabbed in rear end, man is beheaded, and women try to escape from pit by taking off their clothes and using them to climb out; man caught frolicking with two semi-nude women, man dreams he approaches naked woman lying in bed and she turns out to be a man dressed in blonde wig, and some sexual references; upper female nudity and upper male nudity; alcohol use; smoking and brief drug use; and, bus driver strands people and people bicker.

Summary:

SEVERANCE is a British horror movie about a group of people working for a notorious arms dealer who go on a company retreat in the mountains of Hungary but find themselves the victims of a mysterious gang of angry or insane ex-soldiers. SEVERANCE tries to deliver as many laughs as it does shocks and scares, but it contains grisly violence, graphic foul language, nudity, and drug references.

Review:

SEVERANCE is a British horror movie about a group of people working for a notorious arms dealer who go on a company retreat in the mountains of Hungary. Abandoned by their bus driver, they have to walk to their cabin retreat, but the cabin is so rundown that it's obvious they have walked to the wrong place. They decide to camp there for the night, but their outing turns into an exercise of terror as they are attacked by a vicious group of ex-Soviet thugs or former inmates of a Soviet camp for vicious killers.

SEVERANCE is a horror slasher that tries to deliver as many laughs as it does scares. A few of the laughs, however, are grisly, such as a steel trap that takes off a man's leg while his comrades clumsily try to get him out of it. Although some people survive by killing off the last of the vicious killers, the violence is very bloody and brutal. The character depth and acting, however, are a cut above other, similar horror movies being made today. Because of the gallows humor, violence, nudity, and foul language, MOVIEGUIDE® rates this movie excessive.

In Brief:

SEVERANCE is a British horror movie about a group of people working for a notorious arms dealer who go on a company retreat in the mountains of Hungary. Abandoned by their bus driver, they have to walk to their cabin retreat, but the cabin is so rundown that it's obvious they have walked to the wrong place. They decide to camp there for the night, but their outing turns into an exercise of terror as they are attacked by a vicious group of ex-Soviet thugs or former inmates of a Soviet camp for vicious killers.

SEVERANCE is a horror slasher that tries to deliver as many laughs as scares. A few of the laughs, however, are grisly, such as a steel trap that takes off a man's leg while his comrades clumsily try to get him out of it. Although some people survive by killing off the last of the vicious killers, the violence is very bloody and brutal. The character depth and acting, however, are a cut above other, similar horror movies being made today. Because of the gallows humor, violence, nudity, and foul language, MOVIEGUIDE® rates this movie excessive.