• The Emperor's Club (2002)

The Emperor's Club

Release Date: November 22nd, 2002

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2003

PG-13 |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Kevin Kline stars as Arthur Hundert, a dedicated and inspiring classics professor who has devoted his life to teaching at a prep school for boys. New student Sedgewick Bell, the headstrong son of a powerful senator, joins his class and inexorably alters Mr. Hundert's life. It is a clash of wills and personalities as these two people seemingly battle for the hearts and souls of the other students at St. Benedictus.

Cast: Kevin Kline, Steven Culp, Embeth Davidtz, Patrick Dempsey, Joel Gretsch, Edward Herrmann, Emile Hirsch, Rob Morrow

Director: Michael Hoffman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Fine Line Features, Beacon Communications, Longfellow Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    A substantial examination of character, morality and destiny. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Kevin Kline's performance shows a deep understanding of the character, who is, after all, better than most teachers, and most men. We care for him, not because he is perfect, but because he regrets so sincerely that he is not. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A movie's script is its fate, which means this one is doomed.

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