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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. As the pair travels from one half-empty theater to the next, pursued by an adoring fan (Jennifer Prediger) who 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. (c) Tribeca

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Alex Karpovsky picks at a navel better left ungazed."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"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."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"Starring roles in two of his own micro-budget indie films suggest a future that won't involve lattes or Lena Dunham."
‑ Greg Evans, Bloomberg News
"Karpovsky is an engaging screen presence, doing comic artistic neurosis in "Red Flag" explosion of work from an intriguing filmmaker."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"When Red Flag really hits its stride, which happens somewhat late in its second act, it becomes the film it should be through and through -- a funny, well-observed, keenly acted feature about drama, trauma, and second chances."
‑ Kate Erbland, Film School Rejects
"In an era when awkwardness is the new self-confidence, the director manages to be palpably neurotic without trying too hard."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"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."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"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."
‑ Nick McCarthy, Slant Magazine
"Establishes Karpovsky as the Woody Allen of the digital media generation: As he presents himself here, he is as self-absorbed as Allen, but his comfort with new technology results in a lo-fi video diary that the perfectionist Allen would eschew."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"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."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"Owing a debt to Albert Brooks' early comedies, "Red Flag" might be too much if it weren't just right."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"...your tolerance for Karpovsky himself, who has appeared in several Lena Dunham projects, will determine your appreciation; based on an informal survey, I find him more amusing than most."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, Houston Press
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