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Apt Pupil (Un Élève Doué) Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
McKellen gives one of the year's great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
March 28, 2006
Stephen King's 1982 Different Seasons collection has been a gold mine for moviemakers:
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.
June 15, 2001
It's a story that has taken 10 years to get to the screen at least, but what kept it from the screen for so long was lost when it was finally filmed.
Full Review| Original Score: 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
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
Morbidly intriguing!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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James Berardinelli
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
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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
Lisa Osborne
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
A powerful and disturbing movie!

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Murky storytelling!
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
More disturbing than anything Keyser Söze could provide.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
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!
| Original Score: 1/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Brought off with such skill and commitment that there isn't any time to snicker at its obviousness!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
Apt Pupil is about as great as a modern Stephen King horror flick could get.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
January 1, 2000
A creepy, well-acted story of contagious evil!
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
The film's subtle brand of cerebral terror cuts sharper and deeper than anything found in a more conventional horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Tense, skillfully acted!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
A methodically slow psychological thriller!
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