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  • Summary: A laugh-out-loud road trip comedy, starring writer/director Alex Karpovsky as Alex Karpovsky, a newly-single indie filmmaker who hits the road with an old friend (Onur Tukel) to promote one of his films. As they travel from one half-empty theater to another, an adoring fan (Jennifer Prediger) drives them into an exceptionally uncomfortable love triangle. Alex-as-Alex is forced to suffer an endless series of humiliations, each one more absurd than the last. [Tribeca Film] Collapse
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  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: 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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  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. Expand

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