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The Riot Club Review

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  • 4.0

    out of 100

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter David Rooney

    Laura Wade’s adaptation of her hit play, Posh, has sacrificed much of its savage comedy en route to the screen, and while the dark drama is never dull, its portrait of upper-crust entitlement run amok is seldom surprising either.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village Voice Inkoo Kang

    Director Lone Scherfig’s stagings of these suspenseful set pieces are masterful, but the rest of the thriller is a fairly predictable manifesto against Britain’s de facto oligarchy.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Peter Debruge

    Scherfig approaches the milieu with shrewd anthropological wit, amplifying Wade’s research with her own keen outsider insights — this on top of an expert grasp of tension and tone as the club’s initial allure turns to anxiety and disgust.

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