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Apt Pupil (Un Élève Doué) Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
When bodies are buried in cellars and cats are thrown into lighted ovens, the film reveals itself as unworthy of its subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The most disappointing thing about Apt Pupil is the lack of sustained tension generated by director Bryan Singer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 14, 2001
No hace mas que dejarnos la sensación de que o bien el director fue una llamarada de petate o el escritor vio pasar sus mejores momentos hace ya varios años
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Flat, undistinguished workmanship!
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 28, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
A methodically slow psychological thriller!
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
Renfro and McKellen are nothing short of spectacular, but with all things considered, Apt Pupil just isn't a very well thought-out picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 5/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John Paul Powell
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
King fans will be outraged denouncing the filmmakers as gutless flakes smothering the true horror of Apt Pupil so the film would be more acceptable to the general public.
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
If Bowden's motivations were clearer, Apt Pupil might have gone somewhere interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Major junk!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Drama in distress!
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
We expect a probing examination of the essence of evil, but the film stays too close to the surface to deliver any insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Nothing about the movie even makes sense!
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 21, 2002
"Pupil" demonstrates Singer's eye for framing shots and his skill in bringing out the best in his stars. Even so, there's something amiss here.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
Kim Newman
Sight and Sound
March 3, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000

Irish Times
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

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