Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Feb 19, 2013
    91
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Katie Walsh
    Feb 21, 2013
    83
    It’s a fun, laugh-out-loud dark comedy, and proves that Alex Karpovsky and crew have made their mark.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Feb 22, 2013
    80
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Ian Buckwalter
    Feb 22, 2013
    80
    A hilarious meta-comedy in which Karpovsky, playing a version of himself, goes on a roadshow tour for a movie he's directed.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Feb 20, 2013
    75
    Modest, personal, and nicely proportioned, Red Flag resembles one of Hong Sang-soo’s self-reflexive doodles about relationships and filmmaking — "Oki’s Movie," in particular — and it wisely doesn’t take too big a bite.
  6. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Feb 20, 2013
    75
    It's conventional stuff, only executed with a smart, improv-y verve.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Feb 19, 2013
    70
    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.
  8. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Feb 21, 2013
    60
    Owing a debt to Albert Brooks’ early comedies, Red Flag might be too much if it weren’t just right.
  9. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Feb 19, 2013
    60
    Though often funny, there’s a reverse narcissism in the way Karpovsky wallows in his “character’s” off-putting flaws.
  10. Reviewed by: Nick McCarthy
    Feb 21, 2013
    50
    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.
  11. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Feb 22, 2013
    40
    There's a reason creepy character actors seldom play lead, and Karpovsky's amusingly off-kilter quality is better suited to the background, while Prediger (as the stranger he desperately wants to ditch, lest his ex-g.f. discover his infidelity) has the makings of an indie star.
  12. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    Feb 21, 2013
    40
    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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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Feb 27, 2013
    2
    It was funny at first but then it just turned out to be super generic. Same old hipster racist sexist comedy we're all getting tired of. I guess that's just where the culture is at right now though so it's not like I hated it, it just isn't what I'm into. Full Review »