Sunday, February 19, 2017


With the Korean War casting a pall, the astute son (Logan Lerman) of a Brooklyn kosher butcher begins his freshman term at an Ohio Christian college, struggles with his obnoxious roommates and the chapel requirement, dates a beautiful, forward, and troubled WASP girl (Sarah Gadon), and locks horns with the dean (Tracy Letts). James Schamus's Indignation is a literate and cinema worthy adaptation of Philip Roth's novel, with Lerman and Letts contributing fine performances especially in an extended, heated back and forth.
*** 1/2 out of ****