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

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 6, 2009
Unfortunately, although it was supposedly inspired by the morally conflicted French Resistance masterpiece Army of Shadows, Flame fizzles more than it flames.
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.
July 31, 2009
As directed by Ole Christian Madsen, the thriller features well-choreographed shootouts and assassinations. But the script is too melodramatic and complicated for its own good.
July 30, 2009
even with all the script's moralizing about the killing of innocents, Madsen still loads up his climax with truckloads of Nazi soldiers and a hail of bullets and grenades
July 29, 2009
As a film about the underground resistance movement in Denmark during the Nazi occupation, Flame & Citron's spies are the historical equivalent of superheroes.
July 29, 2009
This noir in underlit blacks and blues grows too complex for its own good.
March 6, 2009
A polished, dazzlingly photographed tale of Resistance heroes that is curiously devoid of tension.
March 6, 2009
Noirer-than-thou wartime drama, which wants terribly to show the movement in a murky light, perhaps explaining the murky lighting.
March 6, 2009
The film's so stodgy that you quickly lose any interest in the National Socialist-baiting pair, making a long film seem much, much longer.