Apt Pupil

"Very Good"

Apt Pupil Review


Controversy shrouded the production of Apt Pupil for years. In fact, the setting of the film subtly belies its age: It's set in 1984, for no readily apparent reason other than that was contemporary when it was written. Given its subject matter -- star student becomes obsessed with the Nazi down the street -- a little controversy is expected. McKellan is pretty far over the top in his role as a member of the Hitler Silver club, and the story doesn't completely gel. The dynamic between he and Renfro is fun -- probably the best part of the film. It's a fairly good rental, but little more than that.


Apt Pupil

Facts and Figures

Run time: 111 mins

In Theaters: Friday 23rd October 1998

Budget: $14M

Distributed by: TriStar Pictures

Production compaines: Bad Hat Harry Productions, TriStar Pictures, Phoenix Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Fresh: 29 Rotten: 26

IMDB: 6.7 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Kurt Dussander, as Todd Bowden, as Richard Bowden, as Edward French, as Joey, as Sociology Teacher, as Nightmare Victim, as Monica Bowden, as Victor Bowden, as Agnes Bowden, David Cooley as Gym Teacher, Blake Anthony Tibbetts as Teammate, as Becky Trask, Katherine Malone as Student, Grace Sinden as Secretary

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