• Apt Pupil (1998)

Apt Pupil

Release Date: October 23rd, 1998

DVD Release Date: April 13th, 1999

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 Tríska, Michael Byrne, Heather McComb

Director: Bryan Singer

Genres: Drama

Production Co: TriStar Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Bad Hat Harry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 50
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

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

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago 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

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