Indignation Reviews

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November 15, 2019
As a directorial debut, Schamus's Indignation is a stunning, deeply affecting piece with a powerful performance from Lerman.
November 3, 2019
Logan Lerman in a tour-de-force performance amazes with an intensity and rhythmic vocal and emotional cadence that is riveting.
May 3, 2019
Indignation is not for the action crowd but for for fans of finely crafted drama and splendid acting, it has much to offer.
April 16, 2019
Even if the bookending sequences thematically overstretch, the film remains an alluring, moving tapestry of a nation unfolding.
November 19, 2018
Logan Lerman is superb, never off screen as fresh-faced Marcus - studious, solitary, intense, precociously intelligent yet emotionally naïve.
October 5, 2018
A tale of blemishes that are not skin-deep, and where too much bluster will surely scald.
August 22, 2018
James Schamus handles the writing and directing of the story in a sophisticated and realistic manner, which is only improved upon by the strong acting.
November 13, 2017
Tribulations of a Jewish fellow in a mostly Christian college. For Philip Roth fans especially.
October 18, 2017
What ensues is slow and wordy but beautifully acted and turns out to be about fate, choices and why a boy should always listen to his mother.
September 23, 2017
The surprising ending recasts the story in a different, darker light than you may otherwise have seen it. Roth's work hasn't generally translated well to film, but this adaptation raises hope that more filmmakers will tackle him.
September 12, 2017
Indignation resolutely remains a solitary character study, and it challenges viewers to look inward for a glimpse of their own quiet redemption.
January 13, 2017
James Schamus, the longtime maverick film producer who co-wrote many of Ang Lee's films, adapts the 2008 Philip Roth novel and directs this measured, serious, heavily introspective coming-of-age drama.
January 8, 2017
The philosophical debate at the heart of the film works better than the sensitive romance around it.
December 27, 2016
The period detail is reverent, every sweater and side-parting just-so. Yet the stifling design makes a good fit for the airless world in which Marcus is marooned, and the reminders of darkness and death at the edge of the film relieve the prettiness.
December 27, 2016
A compelling drama.
December 26, 2016
As a 1950s private school boy Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) does a splendid job in this dialogue-driven rites-of-passage drama that canvasses the secret euphoria of major league sexual awakening and the challenge of facing down authority.
November 29, 2016
Indignation rolls along with its own momentum, which, given how well the protagonist is drawn by Schamus and Lerman, is a good thing.
November 21, 2016
The film overall is atmospheric, involving, well acted and beautifully written, and Tracy Letts is wonderful as the infuriatingly reasonable Dean.
November 20, 2016
I'm glad Indignation exists. In its own, quietly explosive way, it leaves a very human stain.
November 20, 2016
A superbly acted and rather poignant coming-of-age drama set in 1951 which ... portrays a promising "American" life undone by the fates.
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