Owen Gleiberman
July 31, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Flame and Citron

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
136 minutes
Limited Release Date
07/31/09
performer
Mads Mikkelsen
director
Ole Christian Madsen
author
Lars Anderson, Ole Christian Madsen
genre
Drama

We gave it a B

You can feel the shadow of Steven Spielberg’s Munich hovering over Flame & Citron, a Danish drama of resistance fighters in Copenhagen during WWII. Flame (Thure Lindhardt), a boyish redhead, and his short-fused right-hand man, Citron (the terrific scowler Mads Mikkelsen, from Casino Royale), are underground assassins who walk a tightrope between justice and vengeance. They have signed on to kill Danish collaborators, but they’re ensnared by the murky loyalties of the resistance itself. Director Ole Christian Madsen combines sharp scenes of moral inquiry with a few too many functional, oldfangled espionage twists. (Also available on cable via on demand) B

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