• PG-13, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Neal Miller
    In Theaters:
    Sep 28, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 15, 2008
  • Cinema Libre

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Raising Flagg Reviews

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

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

October 12, 2007
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.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

October 5, 2007
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.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

October 4, 2007
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.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

October 4, 2007
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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Given the inherent limitations of the material, all of the actors work diligently and quite effectively.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

October 1, 2007
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News

Feels like a TV movie.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News

September 28, 2007
James C. Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Erich Roland's HD cinematography is the only element of the film one can honestly enjoy.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 27, 2007
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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 12, 2007
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Too bad the offscreen intrigue doesn't make up for what flags in Flagg.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

February 7, 2007
Jim Hemphill
Reel.com

Some of the characters' problems are wrapped up a bit too neatly, but the mild contrivances work because the principles are so endearing -- we want them to be happy, so when they are, it's satisfying, even if the happy moments aren't so honestly achieved.

| Original Score: 3/4

February 2, 2007
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

The story is fairly slight and some of the characters are broadly drawn or not sketched at all.

Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

February 2, 2007
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Alan Arkin tries, but fails, as the gold standard curmudgeon who never had it so good.

| Original Score: 5/10

January 31, 2007
M.E. Russell
Oregonian

It's slight stuff, with several conflicts settled off-screen, but it's not without its low-key charms.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B-

October 21, 2005
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