Flickering Lights
Flickering Lights (2001)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2003
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It's funny and violent and fast and, er, Danish.

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Fred Camper
Chicago Reader

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.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A fun, rich, Danish multi-character study that scores courtesy of its fully-dimensional story, interesting dialogue and vivid characterizations.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Mostly, it exults in its inspired potential rather than any brilliant results.

Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

This impressive debut feature from writer-director Anders Thom as Jensen is decidedly offbeat.

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Eric Vanstrom

The script is full of witty dialogue and simple yet complex situations.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A bleak male-bonding comedy that's a queasy blend of brutal humor and escalating sentimentality, it is overlong, heavy-handed, slow and unpersuasive.

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Michael Tunison
Boxoffice Magazine

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.

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