Rebel in the Rye Reviews

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July 20, 2019
It's a poor proposal that only gets redeemed by the chemistry that arises between Hoult and Spacey. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 13, 2019
Fairly standard but impressive biopic about JD Salinger.
February 26, 2019
A leaden simplistic biopic of the celebrated recluse author J. D. Salinger--a movie he would have most likely detested.
August 28, 2018
The environment is immersive and the story is engrossing, even though neither filmmaker Strong nor actor Hoult tries overly hard to make Jerry sympathetic.
August 27, 2018
With too long of a running time, the potential biography only tells the same story of a misunderstood writer, that becomes boring and hard to watch.
August 21, 2018
It has all the makings of a solid biopic, but lacks the execution and most essentially, the heart.
May 18, 2018
Danny Strong demonstrates a remarkable weakness of influence... [Full Review in Spanish]
May 8, 2018
Rebel in the Rye is so eager to be a transcript for [The] Catcher in the Rye that it constantly seeks to equate the author with the fictional teenager, even when the author was much older... [Full Review in Spanish]
May 4, 2018
Any reader of Salinger will be disappointed. Any reader of Salinger would have liked to see it. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 14, 2018
Danny Strong's film suggests dramatic Tetris, and it leeches J.D. Salinger and his process of any mystery.
December 6, 2017
Rebel in the Rye works when Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Spacey are ironing out the creative process together, but past that it's a bore
November 13, 2017
...Rebel in the Rye could have gone deeper into life of the literary reclus
November 1, 2017
Yet another cliché-ridden story of the tortured male genius.
October 18, 2017
An unfortunate misfire.
October 6, 2017
We see the young Salinger stuck at his desk lighting matches and throwing pages in the garbage. We see his trembling hand hovering above a page. There is sometimes music. When all else fails, there's a montage.
October 6, 2017
A faithful and often moving look in the life of J.D. Salinger, a warts-and-all portrayal that succeeds in large part because of a dynamically persuasive performance by Nicholas Hoult.
October 6, 2017
The actors hit their marks and say their lines; the movie looks polished and professional. And it's completely empty, unable to interrogate its subject in any way that matters.
October 5, 2017
Even if the somewhat stiff movie doesn't quite fulfill its promises, it's an impressive undertaking for writer-director Danny Strong.
October 5, 2017
Rebel is authentic enough to acutely portray the personal minutiae of Salinger's life that made him into a hardworking writer.
October 5, 2017
Take a hot young actor, surround him with jazz music and cigarette smoke, maybe a little mahogany, and stir. It's a Muppet Babies approach to onscreen literary iconography that was already a trope before Rebel In The Rye came along.
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