Only Lovers Left Alive
Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 19, 2014
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Worth watching for Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton's performances alone, Only Lovers Left Alive finds writer-director Jim Jarmusch adding a typically offbeat entry to the vampire genre.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Even vampires get the blues.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

You don't so much watch this movie as slink into it, joining an unlikely pair of lovers and enjoying their slouchy elegance.

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Kevin A. Ranson

It's hard to imagine a pair of actors more perfect for these parts...monsters formerly part of humanity critiquing it from the outside...a fascinating piece of cinema.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

This is a film that finds horror not in the extreme, but in the mundane. That alone makes it a worthwhile entry in a genre that it both inhabits and rises above.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Only Lovers Left Alive" breathes new and intriguing life into the vampire genre.

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Will Leitch

Jarmusch understands that what's really relatable about vampires is the getting-old part: the sense, illusion or not, that as you get older, everyone younger than you is somehow stupid, crass, immature, and just not at all like you.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Somehow it's all very entertaining and weird and fitting, with Detroit looking like a place any vampire would be happy to be.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Only Lovers is so fluidly edited and thinly plotted that it feels almost off-hand; yet, it's also made with great care, beautifully lit and set-designed to an eyelash.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wickedly weird and delicious vampire story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
Only Lovers Left Alive presents its vampires like ordinary people. They simply exist like normal human beings, adapting with the times, mastering the art of… More
Manu Gino
A stunning love story between two undying souls. Good Film! This is a movie for film lovers and pop culture enthusiasts. It is a vampire film that takes… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Jarmusch knows well the kind of engrossing atmosphere that he wants to invoke with this story of old-fashioned, cultivated vampires who feel intensely… More
Greg S
The male partner of a pair of centuries-old vampire lovers struggles with ennui. Not much really happens, but Jim Jarmusch's movie does a fantastic job of… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Humanity's worst sin? Its boring. So muse the principals here, an elegant, intelligent, cooler than cool couple who isolate to pursue their various… More
Julie B
Adam is a vampire. Adam has ennui. Adam drives around crumbling Detroit at night sighing. It's mesmerizing. But here are my three questions: 1) Why do all… More