Blinkende Lygter (Flickering Lights)
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A career criminal stumbles upon his big chance to get out of the business, though not everyone thinks it's such a good idea, in this witty thriller. Torkild (Soren Pilmark) is the leader of a band of small-time crooks; having just celebrated his 40th birthday (which coincided with his being dumped by his girlfriend), Torkild is looking to land a big score so he can get out of the business. While trying to map out a major heist, a guy known as the Man From Faro (Peter Anderson) approaches Torkild with a job -- he needs someone to steal a bag for him. Torkild and his cronies are up for the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's funny and violent and fast and, er, Danish."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"The personality conflicts among the four seem a bit formulaic, as do the flashbacks explaining why each turned to crime, but the narrative is inventive enough to sustain interest."
‑ Fred Camper, Chicago Reader
"A fun, rich, Danish multi-character study that scores courtesy of its fully-dimensional story, interesting dialogue and vivid characterizations."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"Mostly, it exults in its inspired potential rather than any brilliant results."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"This impressive debut feature from writer-director Anders Thom as Jensen is decidedly offbeat."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"The script is full of witty dialogue and simple yet complex situations."
‑ Eric Vanstrom,
"A bleak male-bonding comedy that's a queasy blend of brutal humor and escalating sentimentality, it is overlong, heavy-handed, slow and unpersuasive."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Since the ultimate direction of the gangster plot is obvious from the beginning, the filmmaker is counting on the freshness and unpredictability of such moments to keep us engaged -- a gamble that pays off only modestly."
‑ Michael Tunison, Boxoffice Magazine
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