Apt Pupil


Based on a novella by Stephen King, this film tries to explore the question of why people do the things they do, specifically, why are people able to do bad things like commit genocide. The question is explored through the eyes of a high school pupil, who discovers and blackmails an ex-nazi into telling him about his experiences as a guard in a World War II concentration camp. These tales affect the boy in ways he did not expect. Then things go wrong and life gets more complicated. The boy discovers his own capacity for evil...

111 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence) .
Drama, Thriller
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Credits

Cast
Brad Renfro, Ian McKellan, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell
Director
Bryan Singer
ScreenplayBrandon Boyce
MusicJohn Ottman
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Made in1998
Produced byTriStar Pictures, Canal+ Droits Audiovisuels, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Happy Ending Productions, JD Productions, Apt Pupil Productions, Paramount Pictures, Phoenix Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
10
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
10
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
1
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
eye Weekly
Alex Patterson
15
Box Office
Lisa Osborne
13
Rough Cut
Graham Verdon
7
Film Review
Matthew Hastings
10

What the People say

Internet
427 Netizens
14

Average .. 55%

11

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Robert Haynes 18

Average .. 90%

18

Visitor Comments

Balki Bartokomus: Good movie.

Robert Haynes: Outstanding, truly disturbing horror/thriller for those tired of pretty boys and girls running away from masked killers - Ian Mckellan is a Godlike actor who oozes screen presence and Brad Renfro holds his own - truly frightening in places - read frightening NOT gruesome - this isn't SCREAM meets anything !






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