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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    As an indulgence in creative verbal abuse, the film offers some nasty fun. show more

  • 100
    Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine

    Much like the work of generational cohort Michael Robinson, Alex Ross Perry's films are steeped in a viscous cultural past. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    You can feel the movie building away from the whiny comedy and toward something more emotionally raw then something sexually weird. show more

  • 60
    Sara Maria Vizcarrondo Boxoffice Magazine

    A film about how outwardly alienating our circles are (much to the detriment of our careers) and how caustic our supposedly nurturing intimacies can be at the same time. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Some will call The Color Wheel daring. Others will remember that it takes more than desperate shocks to add substance to the sloppy diddlings of a dilettante. show more

  • 50
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    There's handmade and then there's amateurish. This, alas, is the latter. show more

  • 60
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    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. show more

  • 50
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    You might not "like" Perry's movie, but it's hard to deny the forensically assured sensibility at work. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    The Color Wheel is funny, but it has a dark streak that takes it into increasingly creepy territory as the siblings face down a procession of people who are even more screwed-up than they are. show more

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