Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron) (The Flame and the Lemon) Reviews

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November 4, 2018
The film is too staid and over-conscious of its own importance to be entertaining. Give me The Great Escape any day of the week.
November 18, 2011
August 29, 2011
A hard jewel of righteous political fury.
January 15, 2010
Madsen has acknowledged a strong debt to Pierre Melville's 1969 classic Army of Shadows. This one deserves a seat at the same table.
December 18, 2009
...a film noir set in wartime where there's moral ambiguity almost everywhere you look as well as large measures of heroism, treachery and ordinary human failings.
December 17, 2009
It's fast-paced, stylish and thrilling. But it also raises one tough question.
December 17, 2009
It winds its way through a tricky, fact-based plot that's sometimes reminiscent of film noir. At the center is a bewitching femme fatale whose allegiances and motives are less than clear.
December 17, 2009
While it may not be a smorgasbord of red herrings and red meat, Flame and Citron is often chilling.
November 13, 2009
Madsen makes the most of his budget, and he keeps pulling his camera back for long, visually sumptuous overhead shots.
November 13, 2009
A drop-dead gorgeous period noir, rife with paranoia, femmes fatales, and good men inexorably sinking into the bloody mire and opaque texture of life (and death) during wartime.
November 6, 2009
Unfortunately, although it was supposedly inspired by the morally conflicted French Resistance masterpiece Army of Shadows, Flame fizzles more than it flames.
October 31, 2009
A suspenseful, often riverting drama of World War II resistance that combines old-fashioned virtues of craft and style with a more modern sense of nuance and complexity.
September 9, 2009
[An] atypical and moody noir war film.
September 3, 2009
This film is based on a true story that director Ole Christian Madsen feels must be told with earnest noir and war-movie clichés.
August 30, 2009
...a fascinating dual character study lodged within a somewhat stodgy film.
August 30, 2009
The filmmakers do a terrific job in placing us in 1944 Copenhagen under Nazi rule.
August 25, 2009
"Flame and Citron" is a spine-tingling war drama with superb acting.
August 25, 2009
The film evolves into a mystery about who the two men can trust, besides each other, and the results are often nail-biting.
August 21, 2009
Flame & Citron examines the moral shadings of the Danish resistance during World War II without turning into a revisionist bore.
August 20, 2009
Maintains a high level of suspense for more than two hours.
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