• R, 2 hr. 2 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Jim Jarmusch
    In Theaters:
    Apr 11, 2014 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 19, 2014
  • Sony Pictures Classics


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Only Lovers Left Alive Reviews

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

Only Lovers Left Alive is a gorgeous movie.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A

August 10, 2014
Rob Humanick
The Berks-Mont News

It isn't too soon to add Only Lovers Left Alive to the list of the greatest vampire films.

Full Review Source: The Berks-Mont News

July 21, 2014
Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine

It makes for one of the most enjoyable and artful pieces of cinematic dandyism in the Jarmusch catalog, and for all its poised flipness, one of the saddest and most serious.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

July 1, 2014
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

There's not a wasted second, no imperfectly conceived moments. Like the characters, it feels eternal.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 5/5

June 2, 2014
John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Akron-area product Jim Jarmusch offers up one of his most accessible films, a vampire piece for the ages -- literally.

Full Review Source: Your Movies (cleveland.com) | Original Score: 4/5

May 29, 2014
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

While it's not quite a horror movie, Jarmusch has some fun playing in horror's back yard.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

May 23, 2014
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[The] singular weirdness of it more than trumps judgments that try to pin it down into good or bad, worth-it or not-worth-it.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

May 21, 2014
Victoria Alexander
Las Vegas Informer

Swinton and Hiddleston are sensuous creatures giving depth to the vampire hagiography.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Informer

May 18, 2014
Scott Weinberg

"Before Sunset with Vampires" may be simplistic, but it's meant as high praise.

Full Review Source: FEARnet

May 17, 2014
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Wanda Jackson's 'Funnel of Love' introduces us to Jarmusch's stylish vampires, his pale lovers, his connoisseurs of art and oenophiles of blood, swanning and swooning through eternity, together forever even if continents apart.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 16, 2014
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Jarmusch's vampires live in the (cultural) end of times

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

May 15, 2014
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

I want to live in this movie. I want to crawl inside it and curl up in its lap and stay there forever.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

May 15, 2014
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Elegant, somber, literary-minded, otherworldy, inexpressibly sad, sometimes very funny. Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive is both one of the most unusual vampire pictures ever made and probably one of the best.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 15, 2014
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A bloodsucker saga that's every bit as unique as Let the Right One In.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 10, 2014
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

As in most pipe dreams, there are a few stumbling blocks.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

May 9, 2014
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

This is Jim Jarmusch's dark and mournful version of Wim Wenders Wings of Desire ... immortals watching over a decaying city ... burdened by disappointment.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: A-

May 9, 2014
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Even vampires get the blues.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 8, 2014
Matt Kelemen

Ava's intrusion into Adam and Eve's existence isn't far removed from Ezster Balint's Cousin Eva dropping in on John Lurie and Richard Edson in Stranger Than Paradise. Jarmusch aficionados will get it; Twilight fans won't.

Full Review Source: AspectRatio.us | Original Score: 3

May 8, 2014
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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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.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic

May 8, 2014
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

A straightforward, well-acted vampire tale given Jim Jarmusch settings and a Jim Jarmusch vibe

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2014
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