Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 11 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Chris Willman
    Sep 3, 2013
    83
    Given that this isn’t the extended TV mini-series that the subject deserves, Salinger does an effective job of making the writer seem alternately more mundane and more mysterious, almost at the same time.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Sep 2, 2013
    83
    In its revelations of Salinger's flaws, the documentary capably strips away the fanaticism associated with his books to create the impression of a human being.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 13, 2013
    6
    I thought that Salerno's story was great. A topic about a mysterious author- JD.Salinger. Now, this was a mystery that's loopholes finally opened. This documentary is refreshing. It's works and Shane Salreno directs fully good. Must watch! How about a movie of Lemony Snicket, eh? IAM LOOKING AT YOU MICHEAL MOORE. But Salinger got boring very easily its good story made its a boring craft but the movie only runs on one bar. It's not easy but its effective. Full Review »