The Riot Club (Posh) Reviews

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October 8, 2020
If you ever find yourself aghast at the current state of British politics, this might give you some of the answers - but don't say I didn't warn you...
May 25, 2019
A finely-crafted combination of high drama and observant kitchen-sink realism shot in Oxford locations makes for a gripping narrative which just about stops short of pandering or polarising.
April 3, 2019
The Riot Club is a welcome attempt to rail against aristocratic entitlement and makes for a compelling watch; it's just a shame that the message is drowned in the bacchanal.
February 19, 2018
What a sad missed opportunity it is -- a poorly written squirmathon that is the most appalling film about Oxford I have ever seen, which is saying something given the 1990s rowing horror True Blue.
August 18, 2017
Wade, who also wrote the screenplay, must have done her homework and the banter between these over-indulged young men sounds authentic, though one hopes their air of entitlement has been greatly exaggerated.
August 14, 2017
They may be scum, but those Riot Club boys sure know how to fill out a tuxedo handsomely.
February 27, 2016
If the movie were solely [the] forty-five or so minute [debaucherous centerpiece of a banquet] it'd be a resounding success.
December 18, 2015
If you think the English class system is a thing of the past, this savage indictment the country's privileged will set you straight.
October 7, 2015
[A] lack of subtlety throws the film into a spiral of excess that knocks over any chance at intelligent commentary as it plows forward, drunk on its own narrative.
June 24, 2015
At an exclusive Oxford club, privilege and cruelty have become second nature
May 1, 2015
... spends more than an hour depicting the extremes of bad behavior before settling for a safe and conventional resolution that rings false.
April 17, 2015
An tough to watch but entertaining inside look at the vulgar side of the posh life.
April 15, 2015
Who's up for a little blunt-force social commentary about the haves and have-nots, set in the rarefied clime of Oxford University?
April 10, 2015
The film makes for a pertinent indictment of white-male privilege still clinging here in the 21st century. It's somewhat less satisfying as a movie thanks to a heavy, sombre tone that might have been well served by a little satiric leavening.
April 9, 2015
Although the performances are uniformly on point and the dialogue is tartly British, the film ultimately fails to earn its riotous stripes.
April 3, 2015
[A] searing satire of the British upper class, a film at its best in moments of viscerally shocking depravity, but mired in talk.
April 2, 2015
It's not subtle, but it's stylish enough to sell the film's second half.
April 1, 2015
The Riot Club...feels like the British cousin to The Wolf of Wall Street.
March 31, 2015
The Riot Club is less a free-for-all-brawl than a somewhat grating kerfuffle. Sherfig who won us over with An Education lost her way a bit here, no doubt because Wade couldn't transform her own play into a thoroughly enticing screenplay.
March 27, 2015
This close-up, contemporary look inside a super-secretive Oxford University dining society of ostensible gentlemen sparkles with rapid-fire dialogue and outrageous behavior.
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