Sloppily produced, A MATTER OF DEGREES features a screenplay that appears to have been jotted down by the writers while the camera was running. Hampered by cinematography so murky the movie seems to have been filmed through a used coffee filter, this dissection of the maturation of a man
about to graduate from college is often incomprehensible and always enervating.
Hanging out with his pals who dabble in protest, Maxwell Glass (Arye Gross) is torn between a parental-instilled desire to graduate and make good at law school and an inner rebelliousness that's out of vogue. Along with some other progressive students, he plans nonviolent protests halfheartedly.