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The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)


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Based on the true story of Graham Young, a young British psychopath of the early 1960s, this is the offbeat feature film debut of writer-director Benjamin Ross. Hugh O'Conor plays Young, who narrates the story in a sullen voice-over. He is an isolated, studious young adolescent who is increasingly absorbed in his chemical research projects and estranged from his annoying family. After his greatest experiment blows up, he seeks revenge on his stepmother, who has falsely accused him of hiding


Drama, Comedy

Apr 5, 2005

Cabin Fever Entertainment

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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (2) | DVD (1)

Not nearly as clever as it thinks it is.

November 5, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The show is a cornucopia of effective cinematic elements. A tour de force and a fascinating story.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Audience Reviews for The Young Poisoner's Handbook

"He gave his life to his research, so did his family." [Tagline]

The biographical sketch of the protagonist is indeed extraordinary, but the way the events are portrayed herein hampers its effect. Despite fictionalizing the accounts, the movie fails to maintain enough interest. Wish the makers were dedicated enough!!!
July 28, 2012

Super Reviewer

I'd forgotten about this film, I must give it a re-watch (If my VHS still works!). From what I can remember, I quite liked it!
October 1, 2009

Super Reviewer

It doesn't delve into its subjects psyche enough for my taste, but there is a interesting bluntness to its narrative. A Sociopathic Megalomaniac will continue to be a Sociopathic Megalomaniac, regardless of how much dream analysis they undergo.
September 22, 2012
Alec Barniskis

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I caught this on the dish a while ago and really liked it.
August 6, 2008

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