Apt Pupil

User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16

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  1. MargretH.
    May 23, 2007
    5
    Worst novella turned book ever.
  2. RDalvi
    Mar 17, 2007
    8
    Under-appreciated gem by Singer. McKellen is very nice and Renfro is surprisingly good. Very taut and brilliantly done thriller.
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. This sensationalistic tale doesn't delve very far into the issues it raises.
  2. This brutal film borders on the brilliant. Beautifully structured and edited, with a chilling central performance by Ian McKellen and an exceptional score by John Ottman, who also edited the picture, it churns up emotions and leaves the viewer feeling stunned and depleted.
  3. 50
    A creepy, if disjointed exploration of the nature of evil. But compared to its predecessor, it's also a bit of a disappointment.