Flickering Lights

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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User Reviews

  1. ChristinaT.
    Apr 4, 2003
    10
    One of my favorite movies of last year. Incredibly funny black comedy that is both violent and gentle. Incredible cast makes the ride worthwhile.
  2. MartinB.
    Jul 6, 2003
    8
    Highly amusing pastiche on the violent movie. Everything is very tongue-in-cheek here, and although the ending could have been better constructed, it's still a fun movie. Excellent dialogue.
  3. LuceaC.
    May 6, 2005
    8
    This is a marvelous black comedy with tremendously witty moments throughout. The dialogue is great. Listen for the musical crescendo towards the end (hilariously funny!).
  4. MarkW
    Jul 18, 2009
    9
    Too bad Americans can't make comedies like this.
  5. Sep 3, 2016
    10
    A very funny, jet sometimes serious and sad movie, that shows how good Jensen is as an director and writer. It is a must see for fans of the genre and movie lovers in general.
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Anders Thomas Jensen's Flickering Lights may have been a huge hit in Denmark, but it doesn't travel well. A bleak male-bonding comedy that's a queasy blend of brutal humor and escalating sentimentality, it is overlong, heavy-handed, slow and unpersuasive.
  2. Reviewed by: Gunnar Rehlin
    80
    Jensen helms with assurance and maturity, with rapid but unhectic pacing, plenty of dark humor and deft action sequences that turn cliches from U.S. action-comedies into something very Danish.
  3. 60
    A hit in Denmark, this impressive debut feature from writer-director Anders Thom as Jensen is decidedly offbeat, with Jensen contrasting moments of brutal violence with the emerging gentleness of Torkild and his friends.