Indignation Reviews

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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.
November 20, 2016
I'm glad Indignation exists. In its own, quietly explosive way, it leaves a very human stain.
November 17, 2016
Finally, a Philip Roth adaptation that works.
November 17, 2016
The pace plods, and this heavily furnished, inadequately ventilated movie never entirely comes to life.
November 17, 2016
It's very solid and admirable, if hardly a fun time at the flicks.
November 14, 2016
A mildly interesting coming-of-age tale, nothing more.
August 12, 2016
Despite its pluses, "Indignation" often plays like a heavy handed after-school special. It's not so much indignant as it is tedious.
August 11, 2016
"Indignation" is an elegant debut for longtime producer Schamus; a visit to the past, with both sunshine and darkness.
August 5, 2016
Writer and director James Schamus turns Indignation into a minor period piece, a precise but seemingly pointless evocation of the stultifying conventionalism of an American university campus in the 1950s.
August 4, 2016
Schamus gets the suffocating look of 1951 American academia just right, with its sweaters and skirts, and with a rose motif worthy of Citizen Kane. What's missing is any real drama or purpose.
August 4, 2016
The most striking moment is a quietly fierce monologue from the boy's mother (veteran character actress Linda Emond) in which she talks him down from marrying the fragile young woman.
August 4, 2016
This is one helluva compelling film that presents us with several of the very best performances of the year.
August 4, 2016
Despite the material's fit, the story's relentlessly downbeat tone is challenging.
August 4, 2016
A beautifully realized adaptation of Philip Roth's novel about minor decisions and major consequences.
August 4, 2016
Longtime screenwriter and producer James Schamus adapts longtime novelist Philip Roth's novel of love and death and Midwestern collegiate life, and turns what might have been an exercise in mid-century nostalgia into something vital and resonant.
August 4, 2016
Thoughtful and reserved, perhaps even to a fault, "Indignation" winds up packing a wallop far greater than its modest parts might suggest.
August 4, 2016
It is a movie about ideas and living with them. Well, that and sex.
August 4, 2016
Indignation is one of those films that creates the impression of little happening, when in fact Schamus, and Roth, are pulling levers of life-and-death importance.
August 4, 2016
The movie respects Roth's coming-of-age reverie while ever so gently questioning it, or at least tilting it sideways.
August 3, 2016
Like the best wines and the best films, there's a complexity to the finish, so that it reverberates with meanings beyond the obvious. "Indignation" has the disconcerting quality of truth and is an altogether adult piece of work.
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