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Salinger Reviews

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Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine
April 8, 2014
Salinger would scoff at it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Phil Hall
Film Threat
February 19, 2014
For those captivated by Salinger's writing, this intelligent and often invigorating film provides fine insight into his world.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nathan Southern
TV Guide
January 29, 2014
An emotionally stirring and affecting work, albeit a flawed one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ed Bark
Uncle Barky
January 28, 2014
Salinger triumphs, though, as an absorbing portrait of a singular man of mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Neal Justin
Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 21, 2014
Too bad that Salinger offers no real insight into the elusive writer and is fueled almost entirely by trivial anecdotes.
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Wesley Morris
Grantland
January 6, 2014
The movie has a shallow, paparazzo literalism. It just wants to catch the legendarily reclusive Salinger getting into a Jeep.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
October 2, 2013
a work that Holden Caufield would describe as a phony piece of crap.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 29, 2013
About as complete a profile as one could reasonably wish for...a must-see for anyone with even a passing interest in the issue of how art can take on an uncontrollable life of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 26, 2013
An intriguing portrait of the reclusive genius. Very accessible.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Victoria Alexander
Las Vegas Informer
September 26, 2013
He hated being famous.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
September 25, 2013
Fatuous and infuriating, it's a shallow, superficial examination of a multi-layered, enigmatic author.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 23, 2013
Buries a few nuggets in a mountain of repetition and overstatement.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matt Pais
RedEye
September 23, 2013
Perpetuates a problem that the film fails to acknowledge: Artists' most devoted supporters frequently refuse to oblige their simple request to be left alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
September 23, 2013
Salerno's depiction is intriguing and distinctly engaging.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
September 23, 2013
Whether you have read "The Catcher in the Rye" before, or forgotten what you read years ago, or never picked up the book at all, this documentary may compel you to find a copy.
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
September 23, 2013
What emerges is a portrait of an enigma.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
September 22, 2013
I have one thing to say to the director, "Sleep tight, ya moron!"
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
Matt Kelemen
AspectRatio.us
September 20, 2013
If you really want to keep your relationship to Catcher in the Rye sacred, don't see this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
September 20, 2013
Where Salinger succeeds is in the gripping section on World War II, and in the exquisite, often melancholy details in the stories told by the likes of Joyce Maynard.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
September 20, 2013
A distractingly bombastic music design starts at a thundering pitch and has nowhere to go but further.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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