Flame & Citron Synopsis
During World War II, a pair of Danish assassins hunt Nazis and Danish collaborators.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Though the material might lend itself to heavy-handedness, director Ole Christian Madsen is steady, and he gets fine performances from the...
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The Hollywood Reporter

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This searing, stylish account of World War II heroism from Denmark's Ole Christian Madsen avoids period realism, conveying the story of two...
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75

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
Like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," Flame and Citron is the story of handsome rogues with guns. It's fast-paced, stylish and...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

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With its moody, noir lighting and poetic voice-over, Flame rehearses virtually every element of the classic genre piece: violence, sex and...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Through a fluke of release-schedule timing, it arrives as the anti-“Inglourious Basterds’’ - a story about heroic Nazi-killers in which...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The movie often feels more like film noir than a war picture both in the way it is shot and in the manner in which the characters are...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Director Ole Christian Madsen combines sharp scenes of moral inquiry with a few too many functional, oldfangled espionage twists.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A taut, handsome production -- the most expensive Danish film to date -- and it looks like a film noir, as indeed the costumes, cars, guns...
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The movie's storytelling can be as old-fashioned as its appearance. Some sequences are quick and messy, but others are grand and theatrical.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
If you're looking for an action thriller, this isn't it. The pace is deliberate, the tone is pensive, albeit punctuated by occasional...
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When Good Actors Carry the Film

By victoriaSanDiego
As a fan of Mads Mikkelsen, I had to see this film. It is based on a true story of two Danish men living during WW2. I won't give away much more than that except to say that it is in Danish and...

Excellent!

By citikitty
Great acting, riveting story, kept my interest/attention from the first minute. There aren't many movies about Denmark during the war, so that in itself was fascinating. That it was based on true...

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Rated NR