Check out Darren penultimate review for our October Kingathon. This time he reviews Apt Pupil (1998)
Writer: Brandon Boyce (Screenplay) Stephen King (Novel)
Starring: Brad Renfro, Ian McKellen, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell, Michael Reid MacKay, Ann Dowd, Bruce Davison, James Karen
Plot: A boy blackmails his neighbour after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Solid Thriller
Story: Apt Pupil starts with high school student Todd Bowden (Renfro) who takes notice of an elderly man Kurt Dussander (McKellen) who he suspects of being a Nazi war criminal. Todd uses his upper hand of knowing who Kurt is by blackmailing him into helping learn about what really happened during the war.
As the conversations become a regular occurrence Todd’s parent Monica (Dowd) and Richard (Davison) want to meet him but Todd is dealing with his own nightmares. The deeper the two get…
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