MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,017 this week

Salinger (2013)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 1,438 users   Metascore: 40/100
Reviews: 12 user | 47 critic | 28 from Metacritic.com

An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 21 Nov 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 17 Aug 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 01 Sep 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 03 Sep 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Salinger" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Salinger (2013)

Salinger (2013) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Salinger.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Catcher (2001)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Student Film made in 2001. 'The Catcher' is an innovative reflection of the controversial best seller 'The Catcher In The Rye' by J.D Salinger. 'The Catcher' tells the story of Holden ... See full summary »

Director: Luke Howard
Stars: Karl Gernert, Andreya Lynham, Albey Nutty
The Catcher in the Rye (Video 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

75 minutes and 6 seconds of blue screen, what else must you know?

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This multi award winning documentary, made when Shane Salerno was still in high school, was featured on every major talk show including "Larry Ling Live," "Donahue" and "Oprah." ... See full summary »

Director: Shane Salerno
Stars: Shane Salerno
Oedipus Rex (Video 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend Eloise, and Eloise's daughter Ramona. Eloise drinks too much and is unhappily married to Lew Wengler. Eloise falls asleep and ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Kent Smith
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.1/10 X  

With no sound, with no dialogue, monologue or action, Nigel Tomm's film adaptation of James Frey's book "A Million Little Pieces" is the transfer of the story to the space of art. Somebody ... See full summary »

Hamlet (Video 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.1/10 X  
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A troubled young man (Qualls) goes on a journey to meet an author whom he feels has a strong hold on his life.

Director: Malcolm Clarke
Stars: DJ Qualls, Rachel Blanchard, Colin Fox
The Brothers Karamazov (Video 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

Felt to feel. Enigmatic. Twisted. Absolute morph and absolutely on the edge Nigel Tomm's film version of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel "The Brothers Karamazov" lasts 73 minutes and 5 seconds. ... See full summary »

Qur'an (Video 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Famous recluse J D Salinger has hidden from the world since "The Catcher in the Rye" took the world by storm. Banned in schools, and horrifically inspiring the killing of John Lennon, the ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Aspinall
Stars: Greg Herriges, A.E. Hotchner, Joyce Maynard
Drama

The life of author J.D. Salinger from his military service in World War II to the publication of his novel 'Catcher in the Rye' in 1951.

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself
...
Himself
A. Scott Berg ...
Himself
...
Himself
E.L. Doctorow ...
Himself
Elizabeth Frank ...
Herself
...
Himself
Joyce Maynard ...
Herself
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Uncover the mystery but don't spoil the secrets!

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 September 2013 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Gåtan J. D. Salinger  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$86,956 (USA) (6 September 2013)

Gross:

$575,775 (USA) (11 October 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When reviewing JD Salinger's military service, the painting "The Price" by war artist Tom Lea is briefly shown. The image of the painting has been flopped from left to right. See more »

Connections

Features Today (1952) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unmasked
13 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie and found it thrilling. Only a few days ago did I begin to read Salinger's short stories again as well as RAISE HIGH THE ROOFBEAMS, CARPENTERS. Of course everyone has read THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and I agree it remains a right of passage.

I came to this movie with high hopes and that always scares me, because I set myself up for a downfall. This came through for me.

It is an intense psychological portrait. The 299 days he spent at continuous war, from D-Day to the concentration camps, most certainly carved out his soul to his dying day. And how could it not? As someone who has always been interested in platonic love, I was very moved by his friendship(s) with young women that did not include sex.

This movie thoroughly investigates the ego, drive, and mystery of this artist. The portrait is not always flattering and sometimes it is downright pitiful, but it seems genuine to me.

I would recommend it to not only fans but also any writer or artist who knows something about the thrill of achievement and the horror of fame.

I look forward to the publication of the posthumous work with relish.


9 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cry me a river, Salinger.... ethergnat
Salinger is a rabbit hole to some scary sh*t VikingRaider2
Excellent documentary. willard86
Invasion of privacy? user-426-744217
never-before-seen color photo of J. D. Salinger from Newsweek chriskubica
How widely has the movie been released? rmansfield
Discuss Salinger (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page