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By Chris Nashawaty
Updated March 25, 2015 at 10:22 PM EDT
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'The Riot Club'
Credit: Nicole Dove

The Riot Club

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  • Movie
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For a movie about a bunch of debauched Oxford swells, The Riot Club is remarkably lacking in wit…and debauchery, for that matter. Director Lone Scherfig, who used a lot more imagination exploring the British class system in 2010’s An Education, doesn’t seem to know whether she’s taking a swipe at upper-crust entitlement or just churning out a lockjawed riff on 2000’s low-rent collegiate thriller The Skulls. Sam Claflin and Max Irons play two underclassmen tapped to join a secret dining club of twits known for their hedonism and for being totally “hardcore.” Too bad their idea of hardcore is mostly just pouring wine over their heads and cranking Duran Duran’s “The Wild Boys.” They wouldn’t last a day at Arizona State. C

The Riot Club

2015 movie
type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 107 minutes
director
  • Lone Scherfig

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