The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
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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 is dead, and whose father drives a cab and does a little pimping on the side to pay the bills and send Duddy's older brother to medical school. Duddy has bigger dreams, and he does everything from producing films of bar mitzvahs to attempting to buy real estate to (unknowingly) smuggling heroin in order to strike it rich. Along the way, however, he… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Eric Hynes, Time Out New York
"OK, but very dated, early Richard Dreyfuss. It DID put him on the map, however."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"An alternately sad and hilarious movie of dreams rampant."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Dreyfuss would go on to bigger things, but not all of them better."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
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