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R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
A high-school student (Brad Renfro) forms an unhealthy relationship with a former Nazi death-camp officer (Ian McKellen).

Cast: Ian McKellen , Brad Renfro , Bruce Davison , Elias Koteas , Joe Morton , Jan Triska , Michael Byrne , Heather McComb

Director: Bryan Singer

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Apt Pupil (1998)

Release Date: October 23rd, 1998|1 hr. 51 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Brought off with such skill and commitment that there isn't any time to snicker at its obviousness. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    When bodies are buried in cellars and cats are thrown into lighted ovens, the film reveals itself as unworthy of its subject matter. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    This sensationalistic tale doesn't delve very far into the issues it raises. show more

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