The Riot Club (Posh) (2015)

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Critic Consensus: The Riot Club may not be subtle, but it makes its points with power, using dark humor and a talented cast to offer a scathing indictment of unearned privilege.

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Filthy. Rich. Spoiled. Rotten. A band of overprivileged rich boys run wild in this savagely funny satire of money, sex and power. In the elite realm of Oxford University, no society is more exclusive than The Riot Club, the ultra-selective fraternity for Britain's most privileged sons. When he's recruited to join, down-to-earth first-year student Miles (Max Irons) is at first amused-but he's about to get a taste of upper-crust entitlement at its ugliest when a hedonistic night of drinking and drugs spins out of control. The Hunger Games' Sam Claflin co-stars in this deliciously dark look at boys behaving badly from the Oscar(R)-nominated director of An Education. (C) IFC

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Critic Reviews for The Riot Club (Posh)

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (15)

Who's up for a little blunt-force social commentary about the haves and have-nots, set in the rarefied clime of Oxford University?

Apr 15, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Although the performances are uniformly on point and the dialogue is tartly British, the film ultimately fails to earn its riotous stripes.

Apr 9, 2015 | Full Review…

It's a film that seems to have no further point than to remind us that some powerful jerks were once powerful jerk kids. Point taken, but it's not cinematically satisfying.

Mar 27, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

I was drained and quivering with fury and disgust.

Mar 26, 2015 | Full Review…

The Riot Club is, finally, a monster movie. Which I suppose is what some become who are too rich and powerful to be bothered with inhibitions or morality.

Mar 26, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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The Riot Club comes with the dubious ambition of instructing us as to the evil ways of spoiled British toffs, as if that were needed.

Mar 26, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Riot Club (Posh)

Until they go too far one evening, it's all very tame and silly. No rioting.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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I found this very enjoyable to watch as a tale of how those of wealth and influence feel they can automatically get everything they desire without consequence.

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

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