• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: May 15, 2020
Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Lucy Mangan
    May 15, 2020
    80
    White Lines has been hyped as the hit of the summer, and even though it will not be the summer any of us were expecting I’d be surprised if this lurid, swirling, fantastically confident creation didn’t hit the spot. Its energetic brio and the escapism-cum-nostalgia-trip (via a soundtrack stuffed with the Happy Mondays, the Farm, Radiohead and all points in between), may be even more rapturously received under current conditions than it would otherwise have been.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Surette
    May 20, 2020
    60
    White Lines is unabashedly silly, but there's a serious underpinning that gives it some unexpected grounding.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    May 17, 2020
    50
    I can’t say I think White Lines (in English, and Spanish with English subtitles) is “Golden Age of Streaming TV” material. But I can say it kept me around.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Allen
    May 15, 2020
    40
    "White Lines" is all aesthetics, with little underneath. It’s a beach-read that you can watch, and yes, even escape to, if a sporadically amusing romp in Ibiza sounds like a strong antidote for this weekend.
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    May 15, 2020
    40
    Its avalanche of ludicrous double-crosses, carnal entanglements and long-buried revelations is matched by performances that are uniformly overcooked, with no scene left wanting for furious outbursts, longing gazes, intense introspection or flashes of violence. ... There is no subtext, only blunt, simplistic text. ... But it’s rarely boring, which in the end seems to be the only real goal of this tawdry, titillating affair.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Cumming
    May 15, 2020
    40
    The Nineties sections are more interesting, but they come too slowly for us to feel there’s much at stake. White Lines has all the gear, but no idea.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Hogan
    May 15, 2020
    40
    The good stuff is stretched far too thinly and The plot loses its way around the midway point. Several twists in the home stretch are highly implausible. The revival of a long-dormant drug-smuggling storyline smacks of desperation. Characters undergo personality transplants or sexuality switches. The sudden introduction of a “fight club” subplot is flat-out laughable.
User Score
4.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. May 16, 2020
    7
    Engaging writing, directing and acting. Disappointing only in the direction the storyline takes in the end.