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Apt Pupil (1998) Movie Information

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Bryan Singer


Brad Renfro
Ian McKellen
Joshua Jackson
David Schwimmer
Heather McComb
Bruce Davison





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After discovering his neighbor is a Nazi war criminal, bright and promising student Todd Bowden strikes a deal - he will keep silent in exchange for learning first-hand about the WWII concentration camps. Their strange relationship begins and has disturbing consequences. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans 09/21/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The themes under the surface prove more interesting than the decent plot. An all-around okay effort upheld by Singer's great direction and McKellen's superb talent. The proceedings could've been a bit more disturbing, considering the small changes made from the original text. Still, this is a competent and entertaining watch.

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mitchellyoung 09/20/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A chilling and effective thriller with some very dark themes. Brad Renfro gives an understated performance here. Sad to have lost him so early.

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sapien 02/16/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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It was hard for me to get into this movie. But once I did, it was pretty good.

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Allison 12/21/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I really liked it, yet I couldn't help but feel that it could have been so much better. It had a low budget feel to it and there was something intangible that wasn't working. Maybe it could be remade, but who would be better than Ian McKellen?

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Chris Kavan 08/26/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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A Stephen King adaptation that is watchable. One of the better performances from Brad Renfro teamed with the esteemed Ian McKellen. This is a dark film with heavy themes. Too bad they didn't keep the book's ending; Too dark for Hollywood.

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12/05/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Loved Brad Renfro

It’s a shame that Brad Renfro passed away a week before Heath Ledger’s death because he really was a talented actor that could’ve blossomed as he grew older. Upon watching his other films (”Ghost World,” “The Jacket,” “Bully,” “Sleepers,” “Tom and Huck”), including this one, he does a really great job getting into his character–who usually is psychologically tormented in some way. In this picture, he stars along Ian McKellen, Joshua Jackson, and David Schwimmer. The way this picture unraveled was interesting and some of the scenes were downright terrifying, such as the cat scene and when the old man realizes something in the hospital. You never really know where the story is going to go so I was engaged throughout. Directed by Bryan Singer and based on a story by Stephen King, this neo-Na...

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