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Only Lovers Left Alive Reviews

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January 12, 2018
I'm staying, frankly, with... Neil Jordan's vampires. [Full review in Spanish]
April 15, 2015
The pseudo philosophical tone of the film is really annoying, with that slow , maddening, eternal pace, as the lives of the protagonists , which seems to go nowhere
February 20, 2014
The narrative, such as it is, is not intriguing. The performances, as ethereal as they are, are not intriguing.
August 18, 2014
Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive is very pleasing to the eye and contains fine performances from its ensemble, but ultimately there is nothing beneath the surface to captivate the viewer's interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 16, 2014
Hiddleston and Swinton are lovely to watch, but they need more to chew on than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 9, 2014
As handsome and as literary as Jim Jarmusch's agonizingly slow film is, its assets carry it only so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 20, 2013
The problem is that both lead characters are interminably dull, with the camera's gaze repeatedly dwelling on their mundane private moments and imploring us to be intrigued.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 11, 2014
His anti-Twilight filters various themes and ideas, but they never threaten to become a cohesive plot or offer resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 12, 2014
For all the playful elements, Jarmusch forgets to keep a dramatic tension in place and some of the material is plain silly, internally inconsistent (they've been together centuries, yet they don't seem to know everything about each other), or contrived
May 2, 2014
The title of this film should be Only Jim Jarmusch Fans Left Alive as they're likely to be the only ones not rendered comatose by this pretentious dreck...a tale of hipster vampires that starts off with a touch of style before going nowhere fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 27, 2014
Even though the film is visually arresting, it is often slow, and some of the dialogue is oddly expository in ways you don't expect from this filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 17, 2014
The constant, overt comparisons of drug addiction and blood food become obvious and slightly tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 21, 2014
Heady, indulgent, captivating and drowse-inducing, it's like being trapped inside a slow-spinning Velvet Underground record, stuck on endless repeat.
February 20, 2014
Many people love this new movie, which struck me as etiolated twaddle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 13, 2013
I can't even think where to start in trying to cut him some slack on "Only Lovers Left Alive," which is a priggish film full of in-group references that will provide a-ha moments for those in the know.
February 18, 2014
While Jarmusch's vision is an original take on the genre, it's also hard to fully engage with his efforts, the pace too stately, the script too self-conscious, and the initially intriguing characters ultimately outstaying their welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
April 10, 2014
There is something a bit musty about a romanticism that equates creativity with chemical dependency, and also something a little threadbare about the countercultural mystique that Adam and Eve embody.
April 17, 2014
The movie is steeped in a world-weariness that flatters a certain kind of know-it-all. Swinton and Hiddleston, looking like twins, take disaffection to the moon. Not since Weekend at Bernie's have two actors done more to promote the cause of corpses.
April 18, 2014
This is a weak entry in the filmmaker's canon, a film that continues Jarmusch's rebellion against narrative while offering nothing in its place.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 6, 2014
...Jarmusch seems content to eschew character development and plot advances in favor of a very specific (and palpable) mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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