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: April 11, 2014
DVD 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.

Kathy Fennessy
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

It's an intriguing premise, and [Jim] Jarmusch handily distinguishes his film from its vampire predecessors, except I found it more engaging than truly satisfying,

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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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Alex Heeney
Seventh Row

The simple plot lets [Jim] Jarmusch focus on what he's most interested in here: his two incredibly attractive and charismatic stars, their relationship, and the geniuses and beauty they worship.

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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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Chris Alexander
Fangoria

There is a serious voodoo swirling around in [Only Lovers Left Alive] that you will not find anywhere else in any other vampire movie. That power will stick with you long after the lights go up.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
What would vampires live like today? We already got an answer to that in the hilariously funny "What we do in the shadows" but Jim Jarmush has his… More
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 Magalh„es
Jarmusch knows quite well the kind of engrossing atmosphere that he wants to invoke with this story of old-fashioned, cultivated vampires who feel deeply… 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
Christian C
As an art film, "Only Lovers Left Alive" is beautiful, stylish and meditative. As a vampire flick, it's boring, aimless and anemic. Whether you… 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