My Salinger Year

critic Reviews

, 70% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    It's a coming-of-age story told with a sophistication that only makes it all the more touching. In recalling her youth, Rakoff is revisiting a time which has a nostalgic glow attached to it for anyone remotely interested in the power of the written word.
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    Alexandra Heller-NicholasABC Radio (Australia)
    My Salinger Year is a satisfying watch, although perhaps not one of the year's most memorable films as such.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    All of this comes across strongly in the film, but on one occasion Falardeau takes a really bold step into fantasy...
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    But really it's a movie, essentially familiar in structure and tone, that owes everything to a pair of knockout performances. It's a casting triumph.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    This has open horizons, and a winning naïveté.
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    Wendy IdeScreen International
    Although an actor of considerable charm, Qualley struggles to imbue the role with much in the way of texture or substance.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    Qualley and Weaver are the feature's obvious highlights... their back-and-forth provides the film with its spark (and, for Weaver fans, even recalls her Oscar-nominated supporting role in 1988 workplace comedy Working Girl).
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    Jim Schembrijimschembri.com
    The gleaming presence of up-and-comer Margaret Qualley bolsters an otherwise mildly entertaining reheating of The Devil Wears Prada story template, only here built around the enduring mystique of J.D. Salinger.
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    Jason Di RossoABC News (Australia)
    A gentle, compassionate film about a young woman's entrance into an adult world where secrets - both professional and personal - reveal themselves slowly, and occasionally with devastating impact.
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    Zhuo-Ning SuAwards Daily
    A sweet, perfectly agreeable affair that, if nothing else, confirmed the star presence of Margaret Qualley and gave us Sigourney Weaver in some seriously delicious '90s garb.
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