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Peter Debruge
Variety
February 25, 2013
Alex Karpovsky picks at a navel better left ungazed.
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
February 22, 2013
In an era when awkwardness is the new self-confidence, the director manages to be palpably neurotic without trying too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
February 21, 2013
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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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
February 21, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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February 21, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
February 21, 2013
Owing a debt to Albert Brooks' early comedies, "Red Flag" might be too much if it weren't just right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
February 21, 2013
Modest, personal, and nicely proportioned, Red Flag resembles one of Hong Sang-soo's self-reflexive doodles about relationships and filmmaking-Oki's Movie, in particular-and it wisely doesn't take too big a bite.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 20, 2013
It's conventional stuff, only executed with a smart, improv-y verve.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
February 20, 2013
You can see genuine talent poking through the festival-circuit tedium; hopefully Karpovsky's better instincts will win out next time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Nordine
Village Voice
February 19, 2013
Karpovsky's DIY know-how helps maximize a pint-size budget.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
February 19, 2013
[A] loose-limbed, whiplash-funny scant-budget road movie.
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
February 19, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-