Severance

Five men and two wom-en, employees of a multinational arms supplier, go on a team-building expedition in Hungary and end up in the woods, getting hoisted by their own petard. Watch out for that rocket launcher. I'm not going to tell you anything else. The jolts are juicy and so are the jokes as the office leader (Tim McInnerny) watches his team get picked off in increasingly hairy ways. Director and co-writer Christopher Smith, mischievously blending The Office with Friday the 13th, keeps things fierce and funny enough to give Steve Carell ideas.

From The Archives Issue 310: February 7, 1980