These easy lessons are not possibly lessons that any intelligent, worldly person is still in need of learning. Am I supposed to relate to Max Irons's character? If I were to relate to Max Irons's character, then I would be as worthless as basically is this admittedly-well-made movie.
I really didn't expect to like this. I watched it because of the cast and although it is very flawed and slow for the first 30 minutes or so, by the end it picks up the speed and it's quite good. Pleasantly surprised, to be honest.
This is a fine-constructed episode of repellent wicked proportions that takes one to a Von Trier nightmarish type build-up, but leaves us without much else.This sketch of English class warfare focused on a bunch of patrician assholes, delivers some impressive performances from both Iron and Claflin with their mirrored dimensional characters, but fails to leave behind that political aftermath we were hoping for.
Shame, I hoped this would be much more than it was. The actors were good but I feel like the whole thing just didn't come together as powerful as it could have been, possibly due to the deside to keep it "character driven" and yet the characters where slighly predictable. Too bad.
The world in a nutshell! This is basically a story about a bunch of boarding school brats on a 3 year long "gap year" at Oxford. The director is not really concern about addressing the politics that surround this , soon to be, powerful bunch, much so like the club itself at the dinner party, the climax of debauchery seems to be what is intended. Entertaining but not much content
Disappointing despite maintaining a good focus, playing largely over one night. For all its hedonistic party scenes it becomes swiftly tiresome and fails to dig under the surface or offer any genuine revelation or change. There are moments of discomfort and excitement but the film trades in any deep social or political commentary for easy and predictable jibes intending to rile rather than expand.