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.

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.

Andrew Tracy
Cinema Scope

The leadenness of the assorted would-be bon mots is equal to that of late-period Woody Allen (there's even an unfunny slap at Los Angeles), and not helped by their lugubrious delivery.

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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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Sarah Marrs

You don't need a PhD to understand this movie, it's just nice to see something made for grown-ups and that has no interest in courting the youth market.

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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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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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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
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Jim Hunter
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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