See The Color Wheel Thursday, June 28 at 7:10pm. Q&A w/ Director Alex Ross Perry and New Yorker critic Richard Brody after

The Color Wheel’s abrasive, somewhat obnoxious trailer doesn’t really do it service. Certainly the characters in the film are abrasive and obnoxious, but that doesn’t really make it a bad movie, right? It was named the best undistributed movie of 2011 by both The Village Voice and Indiewire, and some of the nations top critics are falling over themselves to lob praise at the picture.  Here are some of the nice things that people have said about The Color Wheel:

A.O. Scott, The New York Times: “The Color Wheel remains, in my estimation, a singularly unpleasant movie: full of obnoxious characters in scenes that seem overwritten and under-rehearsed, oblivious to the most basic standards of tonal consistency, narrative coherence or visual decorum. But it is also sly, daring, genuinely original and at times perversely brilliant.”

Eric Kohn, Indiewire: “Perry has the irascible screen presence of a subversive Michael Cera, but his sub-literary persona suggests Woody Allen trapped in a nightmarish midnight movie.”

Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice: “The Color Wheel is a movie that’s consistently unafraid to get confrontational and plain weird, with Colin’s is-it-or-isn’t-it-ironic racism, abrupt smothering close-ups, and scenes pushed past the boundaries of plausible motivation until they nosedive into absurdity.”

Glenn Kenny, MSN: “There’s a sense in which the unpleasantness of the characters, all of the characters, is so oppressively overwhelming that one gets a sense of an Ionesco-style absurdism put into a contemporary hyperdrive, with a bit of sneering near-Letterist technical crudity thrown in.”

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky: “It takes some goddamn nerve to approach an essentially humanist premise through the trappings of ink-black misanthropy, and to align not with the few good people who might (theoretically) exist in this bleak world, but with two characters who are fascinatingly repulsive idiot-failures”

David Edelstein, New York Magazine: ” It’s actually the most entertaining unpleasant film I’ve seen in years.”