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PG-13| 2 hr. 9 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Shane Salerno examines the life of famously reclusive writer J.D. Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye."


Director: Shane Salerno

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Salinger (2013)

Release Date: September 6th, 2013|2 hr. 9 min.

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  • We also learn that five of his books, written in secret, will be published between 2015 and 2020. Can't wait to read them. Can't wait to forget this movie. show more

  • Salinger does what so many documentaries and biopics either fail to do or decline to attempt; it speculates convincingly on the connective tissue between the life and the work of the subject. show more

  • Insightful gems are unearthed throughout the flawed but engrossing Salinger,a much-anticipated documentary about the author of The Catcher in the Rye. show more

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  • September 25, 2013 lgjhere1
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    Loved it because it speaks of the universal feeling we all have but refuse to reveal, that Salinger brings out from under the wraps, of the phoney society we live in, that he and Holden had contempt for. Is there a better example of this than the Hollywood and TV starletts and their shallowness?

  • September 18, 2013 jpewther
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    Okay documentary. Not much in the way of striking visuals. (How could there be?) Might be better if you are a big fan of J. D. Salinger.

  • September 04, 2013 townwekeryggdhr
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    See .This Movie online at T H E A T E R 1 5 . C 0 M

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The J.D. Salinger 'I Hate Hollywood' Myth Has Been Debunked

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AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File Unlike his famous character, Holden Caulfield, from "The Catcher in the Rye," author J.D. Salinger didn't hate movies. A never-before-published letter -- provided to...

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Everett "The Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger's decision to step away from public life at the height of popularity in the mid-'60s created a mounting fascination over the years, particula...

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