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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. Read full review
It’s a fun, laugh-out-loud dark comedy, and proves that Alex Karpovsky and crew have made their mark. Read full review
A hilarious meta-comedy in which Karpovsky, playing a version of himself, goes on a roadshow tour for a movie he's directed. Read full review
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. Read full review
It's conventional stuff, only executed with a smart, improv-y verve. Read full review
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. Read full review
Though often funny, there’s a reverse narcissism in the way Karpovsky wallows in his “character’s” off-putting flaws. Read full review
Owing a debt to Albert Brooks’ early comedies, Red Flag might be too much if it weren’t just right.
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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. Read full review
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. Read full review
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