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The Riot Club (2014)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  27 March 2015 (USA)
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Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Anderson ...
Lady Anne
Miles Richards
Alistair's Father
Anastasia Hille ...
Alistair's Mother
Hugo Fraser-Tyrwhitt
Patrick Barlow ...
Jack Farthing ...
George Balfour
George's Mother
Joey Batey ...
Eager Chap
Harry Villiers


SPOILER: Alistair and Miles, both with aristocratic connections, start their first year at Oxford University though they are very different, Miles is down to earth and happy to have a girlfriend from a lower background, Lauren, whilst Alistair is a snob with aspirations to follow his uncle, a Tory MP. The common bond is that both become members of the Riot Club, a long established elite drinking club priding itself on hedonism and the belief that money can buy anything. Having been barred from most establishments in Oxford they have their annual dinner at the function room in a country pub, where their rowdy behaviour angers other patrons though they reimburse Chris, the landlord. They hire a prostitute but she refuses to perform group sex, then one of them rings Lauren, whom they importune to Max's horror. Getting progressively more drunk and ingesting drugs they start to trash the room and when Chris comes to complain Alistair savagely assaults him, landing him in hospital. Though ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Filthy Rich, Spoilt Rotten


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Robert Pattinson, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth and Max Irons were considered for the lead roles. Pattinson was the only one which ended up not being cast. See more »


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An infuriating watch.
16 July 2015 | by (East Sussex) – See all my reviews

It's hard to distinguish what's fact and what's fiction in The Riot Club. On one side secret societies will always have their debauchery and initiations, so a level of trouble-making's to be expected. On the other, TRC exaggerates the misbehavior of a notorious Oxford University group. It's a not so fine line between the two. One single dinner event escalates out of control, subjecting the divide between the rich and the working class. The Riot Club's an infuriating watch, with the majority of the club's members basking in their 'importance', looking down on those they believe to be beneath them. The performances are solid, especially from the club's newest members (Sam Claflin and Max Irons), but two thirds of this film is spent focusing on their petty squabbles than relatable facets.

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