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: 86% 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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Erick Estrada
Cinegarage

If Jamrusch's comedy is snobby and misty is precisely because vampires should be that way. [full review in Spanish]

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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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Fernanda Solórzano
Letras Libres

A great theme and visual compendium. [full review in Spanish]

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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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Alfonso Flores-Durón y Martínez
En Filme

A delightful Jim Jarmusch film. [full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston's alabaster pale, rocker cool, ritualistically tender vampire love spans eras, and while this film is a bit of a narrative… More
Carlos Magalhăes
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
Jim Hunter
Two disaffected vampires deal with existential angst. Moody and atmospheric, Jim Jarmusch's vampire film is heavy on snob and light on plot. While I'm… 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
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