Red Flag
Red Flag (2013)

A laugh-out-loud road trip comedy, starring writer/director Alex Karpovsky ("Girls," TINY FURNITURE) as Alex Karpovsky, a newly-single indie filmmaker who hits the road with an old friend (Onur Tukel) to promote one of his films.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 22, 2013
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Peter Debruge
Variety

Alex Karpovsky picks at a navel better left ungazed.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

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.

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Greg Evans
Bloomberg News

Starring roles in two of his own micro-budget indie films suggest a future that won't involve lattes or Lena Dunham.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

In an era when awkwardness is the new self-confidence, the director manages to be palpably neurotic without trying too hard.

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Ian Buckwalter
NPR

Karpovsky's anxiety-ridden shtick here combines the crippling doubt and self-loathing of many Woody Allen protagonists with the obnoxious solipsism of Larry David.

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Nick McCarthy
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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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

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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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Owing a debt to Albert Brooks' early comedies, "Red Flag" might be too much if it weren't just right.

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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

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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