Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Apr 8, 2013
    30
    Picture has some redeeming features, like its glossy, fashion-shoot-inspired black-and-white look, and a clutch of respectable performances among some very poor ones from the toothsome young cast, but the script is a mess, the characters barely sympathetic.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Apr 8, 2013
    9
    Beautifully shot by Garret Munden in black and white. Fantastic soundtrack by live bands (Little Death, O Children, Johnny Flynn) is almost a character in the film, along the wonderful Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Bright Star, Albert Nobbs) and Benn Northover (Harry Potter)
    In her first film, Alexandra McGuinness manages to capture the lives of hedonistic spoiled Londoners, their hopelessness, their confusion, their beauty, and their quest for eternal youth. In a few words, a subtle variation of the quest for identity for people in their 20s, on top of sex, drugs and rock'n roll.
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  2. May 1, 2013
    0
    If it were a thirty second advert for a new aftershave I could probably digest it, but the glossy aesthetics alone couldn't save this film. Weak script perpetuating nauseating characters (who were a real challenge to feel any sympathy for, or even any significant response to for that matter.) Pass me the Rennies. Full Review »
  3. Apr 9, 2013
    10
    Alexandra McGuinness' directorial debut is an enchanting and beautifully shot film set in today's London and Ireland. It follows the lives of a group of 20 something who are still trying to figure out what direction their lives should take. Accompanied by a powerful soundtrack, Lotus Eaters is not to be missed! Full Review »