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Rebel in the Rye

Rebel in the Rye is a movie starring Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, and Victor Garber. The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

Other Titles
Salinger, Rebelde entre el centeno, O Rebelde no Campo de Centeio: A Vida de J.D. Salinger, Zbuntowany w zbożu, Rebel in the Rye: Aux origines de l'Attrape-coeurs, A Vida de Um Génio, L'écrivain rebelle, Çavdar Tarlasındaki Asi, Sukilelis rugiuose, Aiz kraujas rudzu laukā, ライ麦畑の反逆児 ひとりぼっちのサリンジャー, Επαναστάτης στη σίκαλη, Mässaja rukkis
Running Time
1 hours 46 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
War, Biography, Drama, Romance
Danny Strong
Kenneth Slawenski, Danny Strong
Hope Davis, Kevin Spacey, Nicholas Hoult, Victor Garber
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

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Louis O.

I saw Rebel in the Rye for the first time last night and it is a powerful film. I was really moved by this film and the two lead performances from McGreggor and Weiss are really good. I was especially moved by the performance of Russell Crowe, a movie star but a struggling writer. When you watch this film you feel the guilt that he feels about the books and the times in his life. I was really impressed with the script for this film, I would not think of anyone else to direct it. The actors all did a great job with their characters, so so much of the story is told through the narration. The music was great as well. It is one of my favorite films of all time.

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Tiffany K.

I just saw this movie last night, and it was amazing. This is one of those movies that stays with you. The camera angles are amazing. I recommend you see it in IMAX. I was absolutely amazed. The acting is incredible, and it really shows the struggle of the author and the family. This is a movie that you have to see. I think this movie will get nominated for an Oscar. So go see it!

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First of all, I've read many of the reviews here. And I have to agree with them a bit, though I disagree with some of the points made in these comments. I didn't feel that the movie was much to talk about in terms of historical accuracy. Sure, the two main characters were named in the book, but that is a historical fact. This movie is much more about how they met and became close, how they worked together, and what motivated them. The first half of the movie is about how they meet and fall in love. It goes right along with the rest of the movie. It doesn't drag on too long. The second half is the gradual growth and growth of the other character(s) - that is the real heart of the movie. And that makes it more interesting. I also think the best part of the movie is the climatic showdown at the end of the film. This is where the "darkness" of the movie really comes into play, and brings the movie to a climax. It has been pointed out that some parts of the movie were very depressing. I think that is a very good thing. The sadness in the movie is brought on by the realization that there is no way out for the characters. The movie is not like "All The President's Men" in which the characters are so helpless that they end up doing stupid things to survive. "All The President's Men" is a good movie, but it's not a tragedy. The most depressing parts of the movie are the parts where the characters are most vulnerable, and the ones when the whole film is a battle for survival. There is no "perfect resolution" in this movie. The two characters, played by Ben Kingsley and Jeff Bridges, grow in their relationship throughout the course of the movie. But the movie doesn't linger on that. It's a "summer movie". It's really a drama/love story, but not really a war movie. It focuses on the emotions of the characters and how they interact and struggle to find themselves in a situation that would be impossible for any human to escape from. I give the movie a 9 out of 10.

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Donna G.

This is the most amazing film i have seen in years. Well acted, well acted, well acted. It was a long time ago when i had the pleasure to see it, but now i remember it like a young age. I was only 11 when it was made. But now, i am older and this film has been in my memory a long time. I have watched it again, at least five times. The characters are believable and well-drawn. I like that the director got back to simple and original themes that are often found in war movies. There are many great war movies, but Rebel is a rare masterpiece.

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Laura H.

The United States made the announcement of an invasion of the North. It was to be led by General Douglas MacArthur. When the media made an attempt to inform the public, it caused a storm of protest, especially from the military leadership, and the whole operation was thrown into chaos. The colonel of the army was his aide. Most of the people were there for the entertainment of the media. Colonel Frederic Forrest was the one who became the leader of the rebellion and used the media to spread his message, he thought it was a noble act. What happened to him? When I was in school I read an interview with a guy who had served in the army, he told the story of how he was captured by the North Koreans and then put in a POW camp. He told the story of how he was tortured and shot, but that he never forgot what happened to him. The writer of the book told his story and the reporter, was later shot in the head by the North Korean command, which was the official reason for his capture. The man was a journalist and the guy who became the general was a journalist. This is a great movie. I like the story, I like the dialogue, I like the way the author did it. I recommend it to everyone. If you are interested in learning about the events in the United States, this is a good movie.

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You may know that I am a big movie fan, and have a big pile of Blu-Ray to be played on. So my first time watching this movie was during the upcoming blu-ray release. But I was unprepared for what I saw. It was one of the best movies I've seen this year. It was the second time that I went to the theater with my best friend's younger brother who was a huge John Hughes fan. So we went in with the same expectation and ended up being blown away by the story. The acting was great from both Reese Witherspoon and Jim Sturgess, especially Reese. His acting was one of the best I've ever seen him in. The story was great as well. Every time I go to the movies, I find out something new. For some reason, that story reminded me of the Fiddler on the Roof, which I've not seen. It was also funny, sad, and told it's own story. This movie is not just a movie about war, it's about family, friendship, and the need for change in the world. I highly recommend it to anyone who has not seen it.

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There have been many war movies made in the last few years, including the recent Saving Private Ryan. This movie seems to go a step further than most of them. The title of the movie, Rebel in the Rye, could have come from the first book in the book The Catcher in the Rye. The story is set in the 1930's when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. In 1942, J.D. Warner (Bruce Willis) is a young man who is drafted into the army. He is a graduate of the Marine Corps. His father (Jeff Daniels) tries to keep him from joining the army. Warner is refused, until his uncle dies and he is offered a chance at a military base. When Warner arrives, he is immediately partnered with Willard H. Macy (Robert Duvall). Willard is a young officer who is conflicted about whether to go into combat. The movie goes into the battle of the Pacific, one of the most difficult wars to fight. Some of the scenes are very moving, especially when Willard tells Warner that he would rather be at home. Duvall and Duvall alone make this movie worth seeing.

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Joseph Peters

The story of life on a farm in the American southwest and the best novel ever written. The role that a book can have on a film is astounding, and this film is an exception to that rule. It is definitely not a film to be missed. This film will leave you speechless and with a feeling that you have read a great novel and that you have not been reading it the way it should be read. Everyone involved with this film should be proud of their work. It is truly a film that the whole family can enjoy, and you can take your family to the theatre and see this film with them. You will not be disappointed.

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Edward Newman

A very well made movie about the changing times in the war in Vietnam. The movie is about a young man and his experiences in Vietnam, but the story is not only about that. The story is about the changing times, the characters, the experiences, the reactions of the people of the time. It is about the war, the people, the war. I think that this movie is very well made, well directed, well acted, well written, and well produced. The story, the actors, the direction are all excellent. I think that this is one of the best war movies ever made.

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Beverly M.

If you are a fan of the books, then you'll love this film. If not, you'll probably be disappointed. "Hood and "Roses" are two stories with the same heart and soul, a perfect marriage of the best of the best. That's what makes this film so fascinating and worth watching. "Hood" is a tale about a boy named Errol Flynn (Oscar Issac), who grows up in the turbulent aftermath of the war. A sailor who comes home in the mess and wakes up in a time of war. He's able to read, but his desire for freedom and love leads him into a life of crime and rebellion. It's a tale that's a bit darker than "Roses", but still quite interesting. "Hood" is the story of a young man's journey to find his own way, a struggle that mirrors the wars he sees around him. There are no happy endings, just not the traditional happy endings. The battles are fierce, the battles sometimes frightening and often very sad. The characters are very different, and very different than I expected. Errol is able to read, but his love is in a different place and makes the changes he has to make in his life. He ends up being very different from any of the other characters in the story, but I think that's what makes this story so unique. The music is wonderfully chosen and appropriately used, and even the directing is very good. I don't know if this is the best film I've ever seen, but it's one of the most special and heartwarming movies I've ever seen. I can't wait for the sequel.

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Amber Nguyen

If you love to read, then you will probably love this movie. One of my favourite books, this is how a typical middle-class American family would look like in WW2. The other thing about this movie that really makes it special is how realistic it is. While most war movies are made like some crazy action movie, the acting, plot and everything else is quite realistic. I especially loved the acting by Michael Pena. I was surprised how much he was able to get away with when he was in the war. Even though he is a bit cocky and doesn't have much of a screen presence, he does a fantastic job, and it's great to see that someone did so much to make this movie look like a book. The only thing that I didn't like was how the war movie in the book is mostly the story of the dad's family. That makes it a bit much, and would have made it a little boring to watch. But other than that, I really loved this movie and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good war movie.

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Nathan G.

For some reason I just can't quite put my finger on, I do like this movie very much, although I did find it a bit slow and maybe a bit melodramatic in some places. Perhaps that's because I don't think I've ever seen an all-star cast acting in a film, and this is probably why I don't like it that much. I also can't really say I particularly liked it, but I do think it's a very well-made film and one that I wouldn't mind watching again, especially since I just watched it again for the first time in many years.

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Doris Payne

I watched this movie because of J.C. Chandor, the composer and score was pretty good, the atmosphere was awesome, the plot was good and I didn't feel bored while watching it, I was very impressed. My favorite scene in this movie is the school dance with the Chinese kid, I also liked the scene where Oliver comes to Lizzie's house, the whole way through this movie I was waiting for Lizzie to show up, and when she does she's totally adorable, and it was just great to see her again, and I'm so happy for Lizzie, her mom is pretty good too, I also liked the song that she sings, it's also good that her mom's cool. The book is good too, it is good for people who didn't read the book. I loved the photography and art direction and everything in this movie, it is very good. The music in this movie is pretty good too, some of the songs are very memorable and I liked them. The songs I liked the most are "Pink Flamingos" and "This Is Me". I'm giving this movie 9 out of 10, it is a good movie, it's not boring and it has great scenes and an awesome story.

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Samuel P.

I don't know about you but I've read the book "Reductio ad Absurdum" and "Reductio ad Absurdum" and I liked them all. I enjoyed seeing how a novelist tries to produce a book to surpass the book that preceded it and this movie does that. It was very enjoyable to see that many things in the book are recreated, but the differences are subtle and not noticeable. As far as the direction of the movie is concerned, it does work well. The camera work is good and I can't say that about many recent movies. I enjoyed the movie and thought it was well done. However, I felt that it did not match the book's style and quality. It wasn't as gripping as it was in the book, although I still enjoyed it. I enjoyed the movie and would watch it again, but it is not a great movie. I feel that it would have been better if it had been filmed differently and had been shot with the camera feeling more realistic.

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Jacob Stewart

Robert Redford has certainly made an impression in his short life. His performance as Holden Caulfield, an adolescent farmer and the middle child in the family, is far and away the most powerful in this movie. In addition, he gives an especially convincing performance as a father who cannot quite understand his sons. Unlike previous actors in this movie, Redford never had to hold his part to give an emotional response to the scene. And, on top of that, his acting is flawless. His part is completely in the way he says and does the things that the character does. At the same time, the story is not without drama and emotion. The romance between his children and the love of his wife are the things that make the story so memorable. While the war and the war of ideas is shown as a dangerous part of the conflict, it is also the part that shows the best aspects of the characters and his relationship with them. The special effects of war and the losses of people are not that large in this movie. While some may say that this film is too short, I don't think that this is the case. The main parts of the movie are well presented. It is a beautiful movie to watch and would make an excellent DVD.

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Olivia Keller

A true story of an emotionally driven man, a small town and its people who fought for their country. The constant war of every day for the people. The hero is a man named Holden Caulfield. And the actress who played his daughter is Jane Fonda. It's a drama with action, story and music. And also it is a personal piece of work by Alan Parker. I just loved it. The words are just perfect. The story is perfect. The acting is just perfect. But most of all the music is just perfect. It makes you fall in love with the songs, makes you feel something when you listen to it. It's really a great movie and I really recommend you to see it.

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I have always been a fan of Ben Affleck's work in his trilogy of films. "Argo" (2003), "Bridget Jones Diary" (2005) and "Good Will Hunting" (1997) were solid enough. "The Town" (2004), "Gone Girl" (2014) and "Batman Begins" (2005) were solid but nothing I'd really heard of. And now "The Town" (2015) with the big boys. I like the storyline but the way the story is told is a bit of a mess. For a film that centers on Vietnam veterans, the film doesn't really show that many of them. It's a WWII era film and that takes a backseat. But it's an interesting film with a good cast and some great acting. It's a war film but not a war film. It's the story of three men who were part of the war. It's about the obstacles they had to overcome, not the results of that war. And it's a story about personal relationships. The film has a great cast. Arquette, Affleck and Cheadle have great characters. The two of them really carry the film. They are smart, courageous and stubborn. But Arquette and Affleck are the ones who play the roles of the more introverted and shy types. It is a bit of a drag when you see them together but you still keep an eye on them. Cheadle plays his part well too. And the supporting cast includes Ray Winstone, Jason Clarke and Bridget Fonda. The two of them are believable and their characters are well written. I think this is a pretty good film. It's not a great film but it's a solid war film. I'm going to give this film a rating of a 9/10.

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Deborah R.

This movie is so haunting and powerful. In my opinion the only one of it's kind. It shows the actions of an ordinary man in a foreign land, who felt like a man from the 1930's and was haunted by his past. Every time I see this movie I just can't help but to cry. I just want to say thank you for making this movie.

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Lauren Patterson

The summer is always hard on the film industry. It is tough to find any decent movies anymore, especially the war movies. So I went to see the film "Rebel in the Rye" today. I am not really a fan of war movies. And I have never read the book. I also have no clue how to explain this movie in English. So I just told people how much I liked it and then gave them their chance to read the book. I did that so I know the style, the book and the style. So if I was able to convey to people the director's vision I would really appreciate their time. But I think this movie was fantastic. I have to admit that I have been kind of torn about the movie. This is one of those movies I really liked, but I think it did have its weaknesses. First of all, I was expecting to see Matthew McConaughey. I am not a fan of his acting, but I was really looking forward to seeing him. But he was great. So I was really looking forward to the movie. Second, the cast was outstanding. Daniel Day-Lewis is brilliant as always. All the actors really played their characters really well. Jeremy Northam was very good as well. But I really was looking forward to Anne Bancroft. She really surprised me. I have never seen her before, but her acting was really great. And then there was Ben Mendelsohn. His acting was very very good. I really liked his character and I think he was very good. So I think the cast was very good, and it was also very emotional. I think the movie has its flaws, but I think it has its strengths. So I would rate this movie 9/10. To tell you the truth, I had never seen any movie before. So my opinion might be somewhat different from other people's. Anyway, I am going to see this movie again. I will definitely tell you to see it.

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I have to admit that when I first heard about this movie, I was in awe. I was expecting a great movie. After I watched it, I wanted to read the book. I knew it was going to be a great movie, but I didn't know how good. The movie is truly amazing. The movie is based on the famous book. The book is a gripping story and the movie makes it better. I am not saying that it is an "epic" movie, but it is definitely better than the first movie. The movie is set in the 1940's and is about Jack Preston, an English writer who wrote a novel about his life. He was sent to war and his writings became the book "I, Joe" The movie is full of great performances. Harrison Ford is wonderful as Jack Preston and Tom Hanks is great as Bob Bledel. The movie is directed by James Cameron and written by Thomas Harris. James Cameron was able to make this movie better than the first. The movie is very intense and there are many dramatic scenes. When you see the movie, you don't just watch a great movie, you actually want to learn more about the book. You want to learn about the movie. I also wanted to learn more about the book. I read the book several times and I am now reading it. I will be reading it for many years. My favorite book is "To Kill a Mockingbird." I love the book. I read it many times. I loved it and I would give the book to my children. The movie "The Rebel Without a Cause" is a good movie, but not a great movie. The story was excellent and the acting was amazing. I loved this movie. It is one of the best movies of all time and it is a must see. I give it a 9/10.

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I loved this movie and it is very similar to "Dune", only the same age. The young men are just as wiry, not the same-sized man, but the same age. The professor is a young guy, too, but just as beautiful. The whole war is just so sad. I don't care if the movie is over, I want to go back and tell all my friends. It is really great!

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Every year around this time I am reminded of the concept of the story of "The American Dream" - a man trying to get into the American Dream. Every time I watch this movie I find a new perspective on it. I have never really read the book, but that doesn't matter. This movie is an accurate portrayal of a man's quest to achieve his dreams. I believe it is the best movie based on the book since the Matrix. I believe it is what every man wants to be - a "simple guy", who "gets it".

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Amanda Edwards

As a young boy, Peter Sellers' Holden Caulfield character would become an object of popularity. He was a controversial character for many reasons. He was viewed as a man who was able to follow his own mind rather than those of his father, and was always against authority. He believed he was better than everyone around him, even his father. Many people were influenced by this character's reputation, and for some, even desired to be like him. I believe it is only right that this film reflects this popularity. There are certain events that are mentioned in this film that are probably best known by all. One is the 1969 bombing of the Peace Cathedral in Paris. This bombing was committed by a Marxist group called The Young Communists. This group of radicals believed that they had discovered a communist government, and were also going to take over the United States and make it communist. Their bombing was part of the conspiracy to overthrow the government of France and bring about a communist world government. The Church bombings in America took place in 1966, and the Cuffys had their own version of a spiritual war. They were planning on bombing their church for nearly three years, until they finally succeeded. The events in this film are good representations of these events. Another event that occurred in this film is the 1971 bombing of the American Embassy in Egypt. This bombing was the work of the Young Communists. It was the work of a group that called itself the Young Communists. The Young Communists were always at war with the Communist Party of Britain. They were upset that the party was going to set up its own government. In the end, the Young Communists changed their name to the Communist Party of China. The Young Communists were often at war with the Church, and they are often depicted as very outspoken. The Young Communists caused the death of two members of the Church, and they bombed the American Embassy in Cairo. The film shows the impact of this film on the people of America. It is also worth noting that the film was made for the U.S. and is not available in other countries. Most other countries are not as familiar with the events that occurred in this film. The film is clearly an American production and most American viewers are unlikely to have seen this film. However, as a young boy, I was very impressed with this film. I was also very impressed with the acting of this film.