The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)

Richard Dreyfuss put himself on the map with his performance in this movie about how ambition and greed can drive someone at the expense of his own happiness. Duddy Kravitz (Dreyfuss) is an 18-year-old Jewish kid from Montreal whose mother… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1974
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Eric Hynes
Time Out New York

What makes The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz great is also what makes it exasperating-namely its nonjudgmental dedication to the character's point of view, petty amoralities and all.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

OK, but very dated, early Richard Dreyfuss. It DID put him on the map, however.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

An alternately sad and hilarious movie of dreams rampant.

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Emanuel Levy

Richard Dreyfuss gives a compelling performance as a youngster determined to get out of the Jewish Montreal ghetto in Kotcheff's drama based on the memoirs of Mordecai Richler.

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Andrew Pulver

Dreyfuss would go on to bigger things, but not all of them better.

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John Ballantine
It was quite a coup to get Dreyfuss for the role. I can't imagine anyone else doing as effective a job.
Stephen Earnest
Considered one of the greats of Canadian cinema, "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" is a modest effort from director Ted Kotcheff that details the… More
Wu Chouin
Dreyfuss looks really young and he's great in this. Interesting rise and fall kinda film.