Lotus Eaters
Lotus Eaters (2013)

"LOTUS EATERS follows a group of young Londoners as they struggle to find meaning in their lives while masking their discontent with sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. The story centers on ex-model and aspiring actress Alice (Antonia… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 5, 2013
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

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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Marley Lynch
Time Out New York

Like its characters, Lotus Eaters is a visual treat-and emotionally vapid.

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Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Sadly, there's a fatalism to the entire narrative that veers into outright melodramatic scolding in the movie's final images.

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Leslie Felperin
Variety

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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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

Maddeningly shallow-maybe that's the point-but McGuinness does have talent.

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Diego Costa
Slant Magazine

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.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Overflows with underdeveloped characters and plotlines.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

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.

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Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

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.

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