A solipsistic filmmaker takes his independent film on tour. Hoping to escape the pain of his recent breakup, he stumbles into a twisting constellation of fear, sex, and tortured illumination. A tragicomedy about death and marriage, RED FLAG unfurls across six sates, four broken souls, and one very elusive bird.
- The Playlist - by Katie Walsh
It’s a fun, laugh-out-loud dark comedy, and proves that Alex Karpovsky and crew have made their mark. ...read more
- The A.V. Club - by Scott Tobias
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. ...read more
- Entertainment Weekly - by Owen Gleiberman
It's conventional stuff, only executed with a smart, improv-y verve. ...read more
- Village Voice - by Michael Nordine
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. ...read more
- Time Out New York - by Keith Uhlich
Though often funny, there’s a reverse narcissism in the way Karpovsky wallows in his “character’s” off-putting flaws. ...read more
- Slant Magazine - by Nick McCarthy
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. ...read more
- Variety - by Peter Debruge
There's a reason creepy character actors seldom play lead, and Karpovsky's amusingly off-kilter quality is better suited to the background, while Prediger (as the stranger he desperately wants to ditch, lest his ex-g.f. discover his infidelity) has the makings of an indie star. ...
- The New York Times - by Rachel Saltz
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. ...