My Salinger Year Reviews

March 3, 2020
A sweet, perfectly agreeable affair that, if nothing else, confirmed the star presence of Margaret Qualley and gave us Sigourney Weaver in some seriously delicious '90s garb.
March 2, 2020
Philippe Falardeau's gentle adaptation is full of charm and intelligence.
February 29, 2020
Salinger comes across as unnervingly saccharine hodgepodge of ideas-far too many, and covered far too broadly-which ultimately succumbs to its ambitious scope.
February 25, 2020
A playful film with believable and likable characters. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 24, 2020
But really it's a movie, essentially familiar in structure and tone, that owes everything to a pair of knockout performances. It's a casting triumph.
February 24, 2020
My Salinger Year is an enjoyable hundred minutes, with gorgeous visuals and a wonderful relationship built between its two markedly different female leads, but there is little staying power after the credits roll.
February 21, 2020
These marvellous flights of fancy are grounded by Qualley's remarkably unsentimental performance. There's so little that's showy. Writing, after all, is such an interior activity.
February 21, 2020
This has open horizons, and a winning naïveté.
February 21, 2020
Featuring an impressive central turn from the increasingly visible Margaret Qualley, there's something marvellously old-fashioned about this tale set on the cusp of the digital age.
February 21, 2020
One of the film's overt messages is that if you spend all your time writing, and forsake parties and friends, then you too can make it. The unintentional subtext is that it only happens if you're rich and white enough.
February 20, 2020
My Salinger Year is a well performed and understated time capsule of various transitions, engaged in one woman's personal journey but caressing the universal.
February 20, 2020
Although an actor of considerable charm, Qualley struggles to imbue the role with much in the way of texture or substance.
February 20, 2020
"My Salinger Year" often trips on the self-serious nature of its premise, and struggles with an antiquated quality out of sync with its timeline...
February 20, 2020
Could use an edit.
February 20, 2020
It's a running theme that writers are different than most people would probably imagine. But when it comes to accepting Joanna as one of them, the film never convinces.
February 20, 2020
A simperingly coy knock-off of The Devil Wears Prada without the sexiness and fun, and so wet that in the immortal words of Molesworth, you could shoot snipe off it.
February 20, 2020
A pleasant and diverting film, then, that may leave you craving more of the egotism and rancour that seems to seep from every pore of New York literary scene.