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3.4
54 Ratings

Apprentice

Directed by Boo Junfeng
Singapore, 2016
Drama

Synopsis

Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory’s top prison. He lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate.

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Apprentice Directed by Boo Junfeng

Critics reviews

an extremely well made film, economically presented without any reduction in complexity. Fir Rahman gives an extraordinarily compelling lead performance. The film is punctuated with lingering images of a brooding Rahman, and the camera, recalling the camera vis-à-vis Ryan Gosling in Drive, seems to fall in love with Rahman's face.
September 14, 2016
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Benoit Soler's fluid, revolving camera frequently visualizes what the main character can't verbalize, and writer-director Boo Junfeng treats his thorny topic with sensitivity, but the pat ending is a letdown.
October 12, 2016
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There's not a single line of dialogue, casual situation, or random prop in Apprenticethat isn't ultimately aimed at turning the wheels of the contrived plot. While this unadulterated focus on narrative might have paid dividends if said wheels were turning faster, the film's soporific pace only generates a sense of latent impatience for each heavily signposted payoff to arrive rather then delivering streamlined thrills.
September 05, 2016
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