Rebel in the Rye

Rebel in the Rye

Rebel in the Rye

Nicholas Hault leads this biopic on one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, J.D. Salinger. Co-stars Kevin Spacey and Zoey Deutch.

"This chronicle of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers, J.D. Salinger, begins as he embarks on his writing career and enters into a tumultuous relationship with young starlet Oona O’Neill. What appears to be a promising start to a career turns into a nightmare when the United States enters World War II. After enlisting, Salinger experiences the horrors of war across the battlefields of Europe, where he begins to pen what would become his iconic novel, The Catcher in the Rye - a work that would forever change the country and its author." (Sundance Film Festival)

2017106 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
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Variety

Variety

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Diverting, mildly informative and - to borrow Caulfield's adjective of choice - somewhat phony, heavy as it is on tortured-writer clichés and contrived art-imitates-life parallels.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Strong ... draws connections between life and art in ways many others have, but finds it hard to conjure his subject's passion for writing.

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Instead of demythologising Salinger, Rebel in the Rye plays like a fan film rather than an honest examination of a complex figure.

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Variety

Variety

press

Diverting, mildly informative and - to borrow Caulfield's adjective of choice - somewhat phony, heavy as it is on tortured-writer clichés and contrived art-imitates-life parallels.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Strong ... draws connections between life and art in ways many others have, but finds it hard to conjure his subject's passion for writing.

0
Collider

Collider

press

Instead of demythologising Salinger, Rebel in the Rye plays like a fan film rather than an honest examination of a complex figure.

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