The critics agree: Salinger is a better movie than Catcher in the Rye was a novel!
The Village Voice‘s Alan Scherstuhl says the documentary film is “genius.”
Entertainment Weekly‘s Tina Jordan thinks Salinger is “astonishing.”
Slant’s Steve MacFarlane believes the doc has “something new to say on a long since played-out topic.”
“It probably goes without saying that J.D. Salinger, who spent the last four decades of his life avoiding the public eye, would” love “the very idea of Shane Salerno’s new documentary about him,” writes Michael Nordine of Willamette Week.
Marshall Fine of Hollywood & Fine describes the movie as “mind-blowing.”