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Rated PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking.

PG-13 In Theaters 09/6/2013 , 120min.
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September 25, 2013
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
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
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Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

San Francisco Chronicle
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. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Salinger, directed by Mr. Salerno, is less a work of cinema than the byproduct of its own publicity campaign. Full Review
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
What the movie gets hilariously, howlingly wrong is the idea that a life like Salinger's—so extraordinary, yet so willfully humdrum—could somehow be captured by the most shopworn of cinematic techniques. Full Review
Andrew Barker
It’s difficult to get past the film’s restless, ill-fittingly bombastic style. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Insightful gems are unearthed throughout the flawed but engrossing Salinger,a much-anticipated documentary about the author of The Catcher in the Rye. Full Review

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