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Salinger Reviews

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November 26, 2019
Despite its shortcomings, Salinger is not only interesting, but enlightening for those unfamiliar with this voice of a generation.
January 30, 2019
Beyond its disturbing aspersions cast on mental illness, the film tells a story that is inherently flawed by the absence of its own key player.
November 28, 2017
In total, Salinger might be an excellent documentary to watch if you want to know more about author J.D. Salinger, but the only way to truly know him may be to assume that everything he wrote was autobiography.
August 22, 2017
Many reviewers have made the obvious joke that Holden Caulfield would've hated Salinger because it's so phony-and he would have, and it is.
April 8, 2014
Salinger would scoff at it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 19, 2014
For those captivated by Salinger's writing, this intelligent and often invigorating film provides fine insight into his world.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2014
An emotionally stirring and affecting work, albeit a flawed one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 28, 2014
Salinger triumphs, though, as an absorbing portrait of a singular man of mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 21, 2014
Too bad that Salinger offers no real insight into the elusive writer and is fueled almost entirely by trivial anecdotes.
January 6, 2014
The movie has a shallow, paparazzo literalism. It just wants to catch the legendarily reclusive Salinger getting into a Jeep.
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
September 26, 2013
An intriguing portrait of the reclusive genius. Very accessible.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 26, 2013
He hated being famous.
September 25, 2013
Fatuous and infuriating, it's a shallow, superficial examination of a multi-layered, enigmatic author.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 23, 2013
Buries a few nuggets in a mountain of repetition and overstatement.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
September 23, 2013
Salerno's depiction is intriguing and distinctly engaging.
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.
September 23, 2013
What emerges is a portrait of an enigma.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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