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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Overflows with underdeveloped characters and plotlines.
Like its characters, Lotus Eaters is a visual treat-and emotionally vapid.
| Original Score: 2/5
Maddeningly shallow-maybe that's the point-but McGuinness does have talent.
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.
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.