Lotus Eaters Reviews

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Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 19, 2014
Sadly, there's a fatalism to the entire narrative that veers into outright melodramatic scolding in the movie's final images.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2013
Even though the handsome black-and-white lensing is no substitute for a compelling story, it helps, infusing the skin-deep sketches of emotional enervation with aesthetic energy - for a while.
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Leslie Felperin
April 5, 2013
Lotus Eaters wants desperately to be a portrait of the beautiful and the damned, with its tale of West London rich kids doing drugs and shagging each other, but it's more like a spectacle of the spoiled and annoying.
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Andy Webster
New York Times
April 5, 2013
Overflows with underdeveloped characters and plotlines.
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Marley Lynch
Time Out
April 3, 2013
Like its characters, Lotus Eaters is a visual treat-and emotionally vapid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
April 3, 2013
Maddeningly shallow-maybe that's the point-but McGuinness does have talent.
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine
April 2, 2013
The free spirit-ness of its characters is certainly mirrored in the film's aesthetic playfulness, but the initial glimmer of Fassbinder-esque expression quickly veers toward Xavier Dolan-grade affectation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
March 27, 2013
A lazily directed, flabby look at a group of young, too-rich Londoners whose lives are so miserable you'll be tempted to give up your money and move to an ashram or monastery.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
May 16, 2012
A braying, caricatured ensemble which spouts poor dialogue and drowns out anything more tender or well-observed that the film may wish to say about the elegantly wasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
October 26, 2011
Lotus Eaters tracks a posse of pointless rich kids around London, but the result can come across as even more aimless than the antics on screen.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
July 26, 2011
Fascinating black and white photography cannot make up for the lack of energy in this dreamscape of human misery.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter
June 16, 2011
Less a succinct narrative than a meandering portrait of several ultra-rich, ultra-empty thirtysomethings who waste away their days with sex, drugs and ennui.
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