Apt Pupil (1998)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.

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  • Ian McKellen in Apt Pupil (1998)
  • Brad Renfro as Todd
  • Director Bryan Singer
  • Ian McKellen as Kurt Dussander
  • Ian McKellen in Apt Pupil (1998)
  • Todd & Kurt

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27 November 2007 | Vic_max
Innovative story!
I was surprised at how good this movie was. The plot line seemed intriguing, but I was worried that it would eventually fall into one of the standard "bad Nazi war criminal found" plots where you always know the ending. This story was much more inventive.

At its core, the movie is about a high school student who discovers that an old man living in his community is a former Nazi war commander. Instead of turning him in, he approaches the man with a very unusual deal. He'll leave the man alone if he can hear first-hand about all the horrible things that were done. This was the plan at least.

The movie needed intense performances - and it got them from McKellen and Renfro. Both are incredibly captivating and scary in their own ways. Coupled with a suspenseful, unpredictable Stephen King story, the movie succeeds well.

If you're a Stephen King fan or simply enjoy thrillers, this movie is worth checking out.

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