Only Lovers Left Alive Synopsis
Centuries-old vampire lovers (Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston) ponder their place in the modern world.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
If Jim Jarmusch’s languorous, laconic style isn’t your bag, his stone-faced vampire comedy won’t make you a believer. Those who’ve already...
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92

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
Only Lovers Left Alive is an exhibit A example of how to use style to enhance substance, not overwhelm it.
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90

The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
Only Lovers Left Alive accomplishes the neat trick of reinventing a moribund genre as a distinctly Jarmuschian hangout movie.
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88

Slant Magazine

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As is so often the case in Jim Jarmusch's films, simply spending time in the company of his creations proves engrossing.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This story of two very old souls who suck on O negative Popsicles is, in many ways, more about the life-sustaining force of music than any...
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88

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The casting of Hiddleston and Swinton was a stroke of genius: They emanate a particular sort of cool only they seem privy to, accentuating...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
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...
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
If you can groove with Jarmusch's patient, philosophical indulgences and the wooden exteriors of his characters' lives, the movie rewards...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
For those who puzzled over the "Twilight" hoopla here are Adam and Eve, the artiest, most sophisticated pair of vampires to hit screens in...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
Jim Jarmusch stocks his latest low-key indie with more than his usual characters in low-velocity drift. The Akron-born auteur infuses the...
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Clean and lushsly crisp

By lydiasmile
Cinematography at its best. This movie was equally about what was said and what was not said. we didn't get a lot of explanation for a lot of that traditions and life style choices. Sadly I was...

Loved it

By laurzach810
I loved the pace of this movie. You got to know the characters and it felt like you were taking a glimpse into their lives, it felt real. The acting was great, I loved the little funny bits. Music...

Soooo good. Til it wasn't.

By Blingartist
The look and feeling of the movie and the music is very Jarmusch - which is a very good thing. Tilda is awesome, as is Tom. Unfortunately the last 5 seconds are silly and the last minute...

Beautiful and fun

By shellsemail7
Ok, I have to admit a bias, I really enjoy Tom Hiddleston as an actor. With that said, I really loved this movie. Original story line, amazing cast, excellent soundtrack...an all round good time....

Hated it

By fallova29
Don't wast your time with this movie you'll only regret it....

By SarahHashihila
So fantastic. It was so well done. It was slower than most movies but it didn't need any change at all. The blend of the music and the emotions of the film meshed perfectly to evoke their emotions....

I liked it a lot

By taurusbe
I really liked this film. It's moody, with lots of atmosphere. There's so much to see, it's a visual delight. If you're not in the mood for pacing that's on the slower side, you might not like it. I...

Vampires Are People Too

By cmdr_keen
Tilda Swinston and Tom Hiddleston provide an everyday insight into what life may be like living as a vampire. While some may find the constant list-like references to historical references tiresome...

Beautiful

By rossekarely
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not what you'd think

By rltoney
It's beautiful and a little sexy, but it's also funny! Not outright comedy, but intelligent- funny dialogue....

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Rated R | For Language and Brief Nudity