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Release Date: September 8th, 2017

PG-13|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Author J.D. Salinger leads a reclusive lifestyle after the success of his popular and controversial novel "The Catcher in the Rye."

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, Hope Davis, Victor Garber, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Brian d'Arcy James

Director: Danny Strong

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Production Co: Black Label Media

Distributors: IFC Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Boasting some strong performances and clever writing, this breezy overview of the author and his magnum opus, The Catcher In The Rye, fails to fully capture the magnitude of this brilliant author’s struggle for greatness and then, later, his decision to walk away from literary stardom. show more

  • Given the public's undying curiosity about the literary star who rejected fame, it's surprising he hasn't been the subject of more films. Rebel in the Rye shows how hard it is to satisfyingly pull that enigmatic man out of his hiding place. show more

  • Rebel in the Rye is the most dispiritingly presentational of biopics, on a tight schedule to hit its marks and compartmentalize its subject’s life. show more

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