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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75

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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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...

By cjamused
been waiting for a movie that actually focusing on the vampires. if you can handle the slow meandering pace this one is worth the watch....

Ungh

By bettybattlescar684
Ungh...

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....

Beautiful

By rossekarely
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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...

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....

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

By mizeaustin
From the beauty of the opening scene to the laugh at the end I loved the experience. It is Independent so I understand the small attendance. I heard about it from a friend and so I am writing a...

By filmbuff99
Sexy, sleek, stylish. Tilda and Tom, Nuff said....

Modern Gothic

By szissou
Seems the 90s tried doing this type of vampire flick but always fell short . This one gets it and also a a strange 1930s horror movie feel . Very good acting and Jarmursch dry humor . Set in the...

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Rated R | For Language and Brief Nudity