The Riot Club review

Scherfig's Bullingdon brutes

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An education is the last thing on the minds of the entitled toffs in Lone Scherfig’s latest, Oxford students whose membership of the titular fraternity demands they treat “debauchery as an art form”. That’s bad news for the country hostelry that rents them its dining room, though not for fans of dishy Brits in tails (Max Irons, Douglas Booth) and punters keen to have their prejudices about aristos confirmed.

Adapting her own savagely funny play Posh , Laura Wade betters it by adding an additional female presence (Holliday Grainger) who sees these Bullingdon bullies at their worst.

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