The film is very well-made. The cinematography is phenomenal. There are so many shots that I paused the film to look at it more closely because of their possible metaphorical interpretations. The score is also very good, as is the acting, especially that of Lerman.
The writing of the film is where I was really disappointed. It was very melodramatic. It played out like a two-hour long soap opera. That creates a sense of cheesiness that is somewhat overwhelming throughout the film, sometimes causing me to laugh. I will say, however, that the ending was a surprisingly good ending to a lackluster story. It was a twist that I didn't really expect. If it weren't for the quality of the filmmaking, the film would have been very disappointing.
So overall, "Indignation" is pretty much a well-made melodrama. It's good, but not quite deserving of its extremely high ratings.
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: Redbox rental.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably not.