• Released
  • February 22, 2013
  • NR , 1 hr 25 min
  • Comedy
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91

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
This could be a recipe for excessive self-indulgence, but the meta quality of Red Flag is entirely irrelevant to its low key charm and persistent irreverence -- anchored, as always, by Karpovsky's loopy screen presence.
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83

The Playlist

By Katie Walsh
It’s a fun, laugh-out-loud dark comedy, and proves that Alex Karpovsky and crew have made their mark.
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80

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
A hilarious meta-comedy in which Karpovsky, playing a version of himself, goes on a roadshow tour for a movie he's directed.
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80

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
If it's all reasonably familiar indie-comedy terrain, it's delivered at a brisk, economical clip with plenty of laughs, and a series of running gags that keep getting funnier.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's conventional stuff, only executed with a smart, improv-y verve.
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70

Village Voice

Some genuinely tender moments—especially the final scene, which at this admittedly early point in 2013 qualifies as one of the best of the year—offset the occasional dramatic misfire.
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Though often funny, there’s a reverse narcissism in the way Karpovsky wallows in his “character’s” off-putting flaws.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Owing a debt to Albert Brooks’ early comedies, Red Flag might be too much if it weren’t just right.
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50

Slant Magazine

It surprisingly abandons its obvious meta elements and unfolds as a straightforward road-trip flick, opting for an exhibition of self-loathing rather than self-reflexivity.
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40

The New York Times

By Rachel Saltz
If only Red Flag were funnier and tighter and had a sharper idea about what it means to blur the lines between self-interrogation and self-absorption. As it is, the movie throws off too few sparks.
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65 out of 100
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