Raising Flagg
Raising Flagg (2007)

An elderly community handyman and notorious curmudgeon effectively isolates himself from his friends and neighbors by suing his lifelong best friend over a minor transgression in director Neal Miller's character-driven comedy drama.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 15, 2008
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter

Given the inherent limitations of the material, all of the actors work diligently and quite effectively.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

Dana is really the heart of the movie, giving a subtle, low-key performance.

Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Alan Arkin has the enviable ability of making nearly everything he's in watchable. Sadly, Raising Flagg sorely tests that ability.

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James C. Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Erich Roland's HD cinematography is the only element of the film one can honestly enjoy.

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Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Miller's affection for the Purdys... and their rustic way of life can't compensate for the script's clunky pacing and occasional moralizing.

Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News

Feels like a TV movie.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Too bad the offscreen intrigue doesn't make up for what flags in Flagg.

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Meg Jones
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Crusty characters, a bluegrass soundtrack and a dysfunctional family that could exist only in the minds of Hollywood screenwriters make this film more precious than real -- or funny.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Has some fine moments for Alan Arkin and his ex-wife Barbara Dana, but its bloated inconsequentiality is simply head-shaking.

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