(2012)

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Metascore

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91
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.
83
It's a fun, laugh-out-loud dark comedy, and proves that Alex Karpovsky and crew have made their mark.
80
A hilarious meta-comedy in which Karpovsky, playing a version of himself, goes on a roadshow tour for a movie he's directed.
80
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.
75
It's conventional stuff, only executed with a smart, improv-y verve.
70
Village Voice
Some genuinely tender moments-especially the final scene, which at this admittedly early point in 2013 qualifies as one of the best of the year-offset the occasional dramatic misfire.
60
Though often funny, there's a reverse narcissism in the way Karpovsky wallows in his “character's” off-putting flaws.
60
Owing a debt to Albert Brooks' early comedies, Red Flag might be too much if it weren't just right.
50
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.
40
The 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. As it is, the movie throws off too few sparks.

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