2.5

Salinger

Documentary Biography


 

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

It's interesting to hear a writer's story told by others but you can't help recognising the irony of this set-up. The author who crafted one of literature's most enduring characters, giving voice to generations of disaffected youth, has little part in the telling of his story. "Salinger" is interesting and well edited but disappointingly shallow as a biography. It's not as engrossing as anticipated, and there must be more to story of the infamous recluse. He remains as enigmatic as ever.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 5th September 2013
120 mins