Rebel in the Rye Reviews

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March 13, 2019
Fairly standard but impressive biopic about JD Salinger.
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.
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 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.
September 29, 2017
Nicholas Hoult leads a stacked cast in the biopic Rebel in the Rye, but the movie doesn't reveal much that isn't already known about the legendary J. D. Salinger.
September 21, 2017
Informative and worthwhile. But where's the wit?
September 20, 2017
The movie "Rebel in the Rye" is a competently-made and relatively straight-forward bio-pic that is boosted by solid performances and the fascinating details of Salinger's life.
September 15, 2017
well done and very interesting with a great cast
September 15, 2017
With Rebel in the Rye, we get a solid, well-acted and basically standard biopic.
September 15, 2017
A most conventional, but smoothly watchable, biopic.
September 15, 2017
If Jones doesn't quite pull it off, it is at least a film of many pleasures and a thought-provoking look at American literature's most famous loner.
Top Critic
September 14, 2017
You do see how Salinger's own words, thoughts and actions were reflected in the character of Holden.
September 14, 2017
J.D. Salinger had three great losses and three great teachers, and "Rebel in the Rye" is the story of how those all came together.
September 14, 2017
For all its shortfalls, Rebel does succeed on maybe its most important level. No, it doesn't reveal all the what of Salinger's life, but it does give us the why.
September 8, 2017
Some violence and post-war trauma in whip-smart biopic.
September 8, 2017
The recreation of New York, the Stork Club, and the dress of those years is excellent, as are all the performances. Writer-director Danny Strong has created a compelling portrait of the elusive Salinger that had me mesmerized.
September 8, 2017
Solid portrayals and writing abound about a figure of significant import --- satisfying movie fare for the end of the summer.
September 8, 2017
"Rebel in the Rye" may inspire a whole new generation of readers to pick up a copy of the book, and even more remarkably, it may encourage older generations to re-visit the novel of their youth.
September 7, 2017
The journey of J.D. Salinger from young wiseacre to world-celebrated author and notorious recluse is absorbingly traced in Danny Strong's "Rebel in the Rye."
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