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The tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness. Their love story has endured several centuries but their debauched idyll is threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve’s carefree little sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) who hasn’t yet learned to tame her wilder instincts. Driven by sensual photography, trance-like music, and droll humor, Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE is a meditation on art, science, and the mysteries of everlasting love.

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NYC212
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
I love, love
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2018
I love, love, love this movie! I can''t recommend it highly enough. The pace is appropriately languid and there are a lot of layers to this story - religion, science, social responsibility, what it means to be an individual yet still part of a couple, struggling against... See more
I love, love, love this movie! I can''t recommend it highly enough. The pace is appropriately languid and there are a lot of layers to this story - religion, science, social responsibility, what it means to be an individual yet still part of a couple, struggling against the defeat of humanity, the purpose of art (for self-expression or to change society), the value and cost of artistic fame. The fact that the main characters are vampires is merely a symbolic device to further the plot; this isn''t a vampire movie along the lines of Dracula or Underworld. It seems clear to me that Adam and Eve are intended to be the "original" biblical Adam and Eve, cast out of the light for all eternity, subsisting off of the increasingly compromised human race that is destroying their Garden of Eden, while they foresee future calamities and know history by mere touch. Adam suffers from depression and Eve and his music are the only things that bring him back from the brink over the centuries. He overthinks and creates; she experiences and enjoys creation. They compliment each other perfectly and remain separate individuals while completely devoted to each other. The movie follows a brief moment in their eternal marriage and shows how they give each other the space and support to be themselves, while also always being one. It''s incredibly romantic, brooding, thought-provoking, wryly funny (Adam''s doctor name tags!), and atmospheric. If you like Glen Duncan''s brilliant philosophical novel "The Last Werewolf" then you will love this movie!
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Jim Jarmusch''s ''Only Lovers Left Alive'' presents complex, enthralling portrait of the jaded vampire
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2018
I originally wrote this for my blog, Indepedent Ethos. But I love this movie so much, I want to share my POV here: Only Lovers Left Alive, the long-awaited vampire drama by Jim Jarmusch, has to be one of the better date movies I''ve seen in a long time. There is something... See more
I originally wrote this for my blog, Indepedent Ethos. But I love this movie so much, I want to share my POV here: Only Lovers Left Alive, the long-awaited vampire drama by Jim Jarmusch, has to be one of the better date movies I''ve seen in a long time. There is something beautiful yet romantically slippery about the exquisitely matured bond between the vampire couple at the heart of the film. Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) may be the first vampires of time immemorial. With so many centuries behind them, Jarmusch, who also wrote the script, presents this couple as the antithesis to the naive lovers in the Twilight Saga.

Stunningly stylish from beginning to end, Jarmusch treats the idea of long-surviving/suffering vampires in only the way he can, with brilliant wit and heartfelt respect. Beyond jokes like the characters'' names, Jarmusch profoundly considers the effects of immortality on the minds of these creatures, both positively and negatively. Eve can speed read Infinite Jest, and thoughtful Adam tends to agree with Einstein’s critique of quantum mechanics: "Spooky Action At a Distance." She lives more in the moment, taking up residence in an opium den in Tangiers and in the company of Christopher Marlowe (John Hurt) who apparently faked his death in 1593 to carry on living as a vampire (he''s still bitter about Shakespeare). Meanwhile, Adam languishes in a big old house in the appropriately ghostly city of Detroit. He surrounds himself with dated electronics and uses rare instruments to compose experimental music on reel-to-reel tape to be released on limited edition 180 gram vinyl with no label. To stay in touch with Adam, Eve uses Facetime on her iPhone while Adam uses a low-resolution webcam attached to a PC tower.

As with any romance movies involving mature individuals, love can get complicated, even with this decidedly progressive couple. Over the ages, Adam and Eve have developed a becalmed relationship. They don''t raise their voices at each other and despite the huge geographic gulf and differing lifestyles, their affection for one another does not waver. Still, a sort of tired undercurrent runs below the surface of their relationship despite a magnetism of shared experiences and an emotional investment that goes back centuries. They don''t just have chemistry, they have a fusion as deep as old bones calcifying to become one. They are old souls incarnate.

Ultimately, Adam''s loneliness becomes palatable to Eve from across the globe, and she books a red-eye to fly to Detroit. He''s gone a tad mad and depressed, turning into a hoarder of sorts. Once at the cluttered mansion, Eve stumbles across a wooden bullet Adam had obtained from his human connection to the black market, Ian (Anton Yelchin). It upsets Eve with a quiet frustration, yet she handles it delicately, recognizing it as a call for attention more than a threat. The real kink comes in the unexpected arrival of Eve''s younger sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska), who must have turned undead before her frontal lobe had fully developed. She''s the most troublesome of the quartet. While the other vamps prefer anonymity, Ava''s rather reckless. Wasikowska plays her with a wide-eyed precocious smile. She''s like a mischievous elf hiding in the shadows ready to pounce for a prank, albeit a deadly kind. Her character adds a colorful bit of comic relief to the mostly purposely dour proceedings.

"only lovers left alive"Still, all of the film''s characters are a delight, even if the film''s plot is spare and ambling. As it is with most Jarmusch films, it''s all about the dynamics between the characters, and he keeps the narrative focused on the nighttime activities of the vamps. The entire movie appropriately unfolds in the shadows, against a perpetual nocturnal backdrop. Cinematographer Yorick Le Saux, working with Jarmusch for the first time, delivers varying scenes using diverse degrees of focus and colored filters for different shades of atmosphere.

It''s all about the vampires in Only Lovers Left Alive, and they are ironically soulful characters. Humanity has somehow lost touch with slowing down and savoring life, unlike these undead culture vultures. Jarmusch places humans in the periphery. Some human characters are only shadows in the distance. "only lovers left alive"They roam the world on a diet of junk food and junk culture to the point that their blood has grown literally unpalatable to the vampires. Adam and Eve don''t dare bite anyone''s neck for fear of contamination by impure blood. Instead, they look for pure Type O-negative on the black market to sip out of sherry glasses. The vampires don''t even refer to mortals as human. Instead, they call them "zombies."

The film''s score and musical sequences deserve highlighting, beginning with the sumptuously absorbing score by lute player Jozef van Wissem backed by Jarmusch''s very own band SQÜRL. The opening scene introducing us to the vampires is a brilliant montage featuring a perpetually rotating camera, turning the image around the screen at what seems to be 33 rpm--- the speed of a record player. The detailed art design, augmented with beguiling costumes, all twirling ''round can feel dizzying. The sensation is heightened further with the growling vocals of Cults'' Madeline Follin covering Wanda Jackson''s "Funnel Of Love" and the super-delayed echoing of a blues-infused electric guitar weaving around a stomping, slow beat, which is occasionally accented with a single ringing chime. It''s a bit of sensory overload, but it captivates all the same. The sequence could work brilliantly as a music video alone.

It''s not the only time music takes over for narrative of Only Lovers Left Alive in enchanting ways. When the vampires satisfy their thirsts, they act as if they are slipping away into an opiate high. The shallow focus of the scene allows their faces to drift away into blurs, fangs exposed, maws bloody and half-agape. The scene is scored with Wissem lazily dragging a melody across his multi-stringed instrument, varying each refrain with a high note and a low note. Below, a guitar squeals a low, wash of feedback. It''s an enthralling moment, which delightfully recurs once more during the course of the film.

But the film is filled with many more delightful scenes, as it strides along at a relaxed pace that never tries the audience''s patience, despite its two-hour-plus duration. Clearly, Jarmusch has spent a lot of time thinking about his version of the vampire. Even when they are troubled, like Adam, or deviant, like Ava, they remain interesting and even endearing. With Only Lovers Left Alive, Jarmusch has created a rich world that also provides a witty jab to the immature, pop-culture obsessed consumer who does not seem to know how to stop and savor the more complex arts. Yet, Jarmusch is not above offering a bit of self-deprecating critique back at his over-seriousness as channeled by these vampires. Despite its quirks, Only Lovers stands as one of his greatest and still entertaining personal statements in a long time.

--Hans Morgenstern
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Probably My Favorite Film (of around 20,000 I own)
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2020
Perhaps it''s Tilda Swinton in one of her best roles to date. Perhaps it''s John Hurt''s very late in his career superb character (Christopher Marlowe) and performance. Perhaps it''s witnessing parts of Detroit, Michigan as ghost towns of toxic waste destruction. Perhaps it''s... See more
Perhaps it''s Tilda Swinton in one of her best roles to date. Perhaps it''s John Hurt''s very late in his career superb character (Christopher Marlowe) and performance. Perhaps it''s witnessing parts of Detroit, Michigan as ghost towns of toxic waste destruction. Perhaps it''s Anton Yelchin alive and then gone way too soon. Perhaps it''s Tom Hiddleston getting to show case his musical genius side. Perhaps it''s the sound track. Perhaps its going with Tilda, Tom and John to Tangier, gazing upon the sights, scenes, people, seeing and hearing Yasmine Hamdan, the amazing Lebanese singer, watching her move ever so exquisitely, just as Eve (Tilda) and Adam (Tim) are on the verge of death when a young couple of lovers begin kissing in the blue moonlit sky over Tangier and become their feast of hope that Only Lovers (will be) Left Alive (perfection)~
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Taffey Lewis
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Eons of fascinating tedium
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2019
Above everything else, this film successfully conveys the unbearable tedium of the concept of earthly immortality. For every colorful anecdote the protagonists have about their direct dealings with Byron or Chaucer or Shakespeare, hundreds of years transpire wherein... See more
Above everything else, this film successfully conveys the unbearable tedium of the concept of earthly immortality. For every colorful anecdote the protagonists have about their direct dealings with Byron or Chaucer or Shakespeare, hundreds of years transpire wherein absolutely nothing happens except for mind numbing boredom.

Unlike the struggling, poverty stricken vampires of "Byzantium", these vampires are more the mysteriously filthy rich kind similar to those in The Hunger". They always have an Al Capone sized roll of cash at their immediate disposal, which leads me to wonder exactly when they do their banking since they can''t do everything with cash and the banks close before sundown. You can''t buy a house at an ATM machine.

To me the most compelling character was the city of Detroit - eerily deathlike and abandoned - trapped in a living dead eternity as much as the vampires. The cinematography for the Detroit landscape was tragically gorgeous.

The film was slow, but like the film "Ghost Story" it is successful in conveying the sad reality of eternal life when time does not exist even as a concept.
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joel wing
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
2 vampres that can only stand each other''s company
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2021
Only Lovers Left Alive is a Jim Jarmusch film about two vampires, Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, who re-unite after being apart for years. It’s a love story about the two and how they are fated to be together no matter what. The story is set in Detroit which... See more
Only Lovers Left Alive is a Jim Jarmusch film about two vampires, Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, who re-unite after being apart for years. It’s a love story about the two and how they are fated to be together no matter what.

The story is set in Detroit which is symbolic if Hiddleston’s state of mind. The city has tons of history but it is largely abandoned. That’s how Hiddleston feels, very old and forgotten. He plays a recluse and a grump.

There’s a great scene where he takes Swinson around the city when she first arrives that highlights his mood. It’s that feeling that leads him to call for the company of Swinton. When they do get together it’s funny because they can only stand themselves and really no one else.

The movie lacks a lot of the quirkiness that Jarmusch is known for but does have his plodding pace. It’s better than a lot of his recent movies that were a bit inconsistent.
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Rhayzza
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Definitely NOT from the Bible...
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2021
...per the director himself; read the Trivia bits. It''s from Mark Twain''s satirical "The Diaries of Adam & Eve." Not that this really matters, but literally the first review I read took it the wrong way; thought I''d add clarity, if you will. I love all the... See more
...per the director himself; read the Trivia bits. It''s from Mark Twain''s satirical "The Diaries of Adam & Eve." Not that this really matters, but literally the first review I read took it the wrong way; thought I''d add clarity, if you will.

I love all the major actors in this movie. I nearly turned it off when the sister came into the scene: That bit was predictable and quite aggravating (despite my love for Mia).

Silly Me, I thought the title had everything to do with one of the items procured relatively early in the movie. We learn what the title means at the very very end. I enjoyed that twist: At my age, it''s incredibly hard to surprise me with anything anymore.

Loved the movie, will likely watch it again...just for the musical instruments within the film; they are almost characters with significant parts to play. No pun intended.
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Anonymice
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
It''s a Vampire Movie! Nothing more, and much less.
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2021
So Jarmusch''s film Dead Man is probably my all time favorite film, pushed to the top by the excellence of every single thing, and brought to life by Johnny Depp and Gary Farmer, plus cast of luminaries. Topped off by the music of Neil Young''s electric guitar.... See more
So Jarmusch''s film Dead Man is probably my all time favorite film, pushed to the top by the excellence of every single thing, and brought to life by Johnny Depp and Gary Farmer, plus cast of luminaries. Topped off by the music of Neil Young''s electric guitar.

But this is not that. A real boner of a film which relies on the already discovered vampire narratives of Anne Rice, thus it is not revealing or cute in any way. Just a lot of pretentious drivel (some not even correct) about science, guitars (did like that part), and literature (yes, we watch YT, too). Oh, yeah, and Detroit. Duh. The witty life tidbits are incredibly few and far between and there is nothing new or surprising, about life or well, anything, really. Undetectable satire. One of the weakest scripts I''ve ever seen put to film. The end is unforgivably bad and dull. I waited and waited for the punch line reveal or the film to get going, as Jarmusch has a slow pace, but it never did. I fell asleep 3 times, trying to get through this. Languid is not even the word for it, as we watch Swinton stroll down street after street and swig blood and nod (Oh, I get it! Blood''s like heroin! Kill me now.).

Worse yet, Jarmusch''s band and another guy do their very best Neil Young Dead Man soundtrack imitation throughout. That''s just cheap. Imagine 2001 having Dr. Strangelove''s soundtrack. I think a different soundtrack would have been more effective, although if an excellent cast couldn''t save this, then no music could, either.

Apparently, this is not really a vampire movie (!), "it''s much deeper than that". Ye-ah.. But it''s a vampire movie, wholly and completely, and if you love vampire movies, stay away. Let me repeat, it''s a Vampire Movie.
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Calvin7
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Different take on Vampires
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2021
This movie was a different take on vampires. It addresses their problem with long existence and the malaise that ensues. I grew up on the standard vampire movies and books. The vampire was always the villain. The story was always about destroying the vampire... See more
This movie was a different take on vampires. It addresses their problem with long existence and the malaise that ensues.

I grew up on the standard vampire movies and books. The vampire was always the villain. The story was always about destroying the vampire who, after all, was a predator preying on humans. This made it very difficult for me to read books or watch movies that were at all sympathetic to them. I still cannot read Anne Rice or Charlaine Harris vampire books.

This movie tries to portray vampires in a non-predatory fashion. They try not to kill. They are spectators on the passing human parade. They speculate about science, human society and existence (not always favorably). They are (at least the main characters) cultured and urbane. They deal with survival in a human dominated society. They also must also deal with the ennui that comes with long existence.

All of this is interestingly portrayed by the main characters. It almost makes them objects for our sympathy. I note, however, that when push comes to shove they revert to the predatory creatures I always considered them to be.
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Cornelius Ratchet
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Even Vampires cry.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 25, 2018
Only Lovers Left Alive is a vampire movie but vampirism is barely mentioned. There is blood but very little biting. The first biting that does take place is crass and vulgar and massively inconvenient for the two central characters. These vampires are presented like washed...See more
Only Lovers Left Alive is a vampire movie but vampirism is barely mentioned. There is blood but very little biting. The first biting that does take place is crass and vulgar and massively inconvenient for the two central characters. These vampires are presented like washed up bohemians, dusty and slightly shop-soiled they live quietly in the shadows surrounded by the echoes of faded glories and full of memory. The mood is melancholic but there is love too - a quiet and tender love that knows everything there is to know about the other and accepts it all, the sort of love that sustains across the centuries. And there is the love of ancient friendship. Performances by all the actors are subtle and beautifully underplayed, gradually revealing the depths of the characters. There is just as much for the eye. The composition of each shot, the colour palettes, the dim electric light in curtained rooms and the glaring white of wet roads, the things that are in the rooms, all have as much depth and as much to say as the performances. It is simply beautiful. Watch this film.
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Sam Brown
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A Gem of a find, an intelligent film
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 13, 2015
This is beautiful. It reminds me of Blade Runner except it is present day and has vampires. Both the lead characters, especially the lovely Tilda Swinton, deliver a mesmerizing performance. The scene is present day, but an alternate history where some long lived vampires...See more
This is beautiful. It reminds me of Blade Runner except it is present day and has vampires. Both the lead characters, especially the lovely Tilda Swinton, deliver a mesmerizing performance. The scene is present day, but an alternate history where some long lived vampires live among us. There is talking and moody scenes and very little action. If you were looking for a high octane romp with vampires then this isn''t it. Instead it is about the main characters and how they deal with their life. They are ancient, but trying to survive in a modern world amongst normals. Then there is the fact that they are in love and have been for centuries. This is portrayed convincingly yet without being overstated. The soundtrack is also amazing. A real gem of a find, an intelligent film.
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Glenn Elliott
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Much better DVD production than I expected
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 4, 2020
This is one of my favourite movies and I already had it as an iTunes download but I thought I would try the BluRay to see what the bonus materials were like. I was pleasantly surprised - three really good 20 minute interviews with the lead cast explaining the process and...See more
This is one of my favourite movies and I already had it as an iTunes download but I thought I would try the BluRay to see what the bonus materials were like. I was pleasantly surprised - three really good 20 minute interviews with the lead cast explaining the process and thinking behind the movie. Well worth it. if you haven''t seen this movie, it#s really beautiful Not really about vampires at all, it''s a love story.
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Tommy Dooley
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Vampires have feelings too
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 11, 2015
Jim Jarmusch is hardly prolific, when it comes tom output, and when he makes a film it is always going to be interesting. Here he delves into the lives (or deaths) of three vampires - though the use of that word is strangely absent in this film. Tilda Swinton plays Eve -...See more
Jim Jarmusch is hardly prolific, when it comes tom output, and when he makes a film it is always going to be interesting. Here he delves into the lives (or deaths) of three vampires - though the use of that word is strangely absent in this film. Tilda Swinton plays Eve - she lives in the laid back idyll of Tangier. She is a modern vamp and she relies on Christopher Marlowe (yes The Marlowe) -John Hurt - to get her `the good stuff'' from an apothecary. Meanwhile her husband Adam (Tom Hiddleston) is living the life of a rock and roll recluse in the decaying wasteland of Detroit. He has a gofor to do his bidding but also has his `supplier'' while he makes music on ancient guitars. Now Eve decides to visit and their reunion is given a rude awakening when her estranged sister turns up. Now the plot is pretty simple in that you could have told the whole lot in a short film and this lasts just under two hours. However, as with all great journeys it is the actual travelling that will often be the best part - with the destination often a foregone conclusion. This is `lyrical'' and I read one review that said it moved at a `glacial pace''. Well to some it will seem like that but the performances from all concerned have to be relished to be appreciated. This will not be to everyone''s taste but it certainly managed to keep me pleasantly occupied for the duration - but not too pleasant - which I think is the whole point.
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Mark Chapman
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A wonderfully languid depiction of eternal ''life'' lived in the shadows.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2015
I don''t know how I missed this one at the cinema, and only found out about it from a review of 2014''s films. I would watch anything made by Jim Jarmusch and any film starring Tilda Swinton (I am Love, Orlando and even The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe!) so, to have a film...See more
I don''t know how I missed this one at the cinema, and only found out about it from a review of 2014''s films. I would watch anything made by Jim Jarmusch and any film starring Tilda Swinton (I am Love, Orlando and even The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe!) so, to have a film involving both of these superb artists is a must-see. In fact, considering the left field approach of both Jarmusch and Swinton, I''m amazed that a colaboration like this was so long in coming. And to cast Swinton as a centuries old vampire is a stroke of genious. I''ve not seen any of Tom Hiddleston''s films (and looking at his filmography I''m unlikely ever to). Absurd though the notion of the existance of vampires is, the depiction of Adam and Eve, along with John Hurt as Christopher Marlowe (who wrote all of Shakespeare''s plays) as world-weary, immensely knowledgeable, deeply-in-love, vampires who have eschewed traditional blood-sucking for buying bags of blood, from crooked doctors, which they drink from vintage port glasses is so convincing. Adam''s run-down house in Detroit is full of his own inventions, developed over hundreds of years, and even his old Jaguar XJS is powered by what seems like a kind of jet turbine engine. (When he takes Eve for a drive around Detroit he casually points out the house where Jack White lives!) The whole film exudes languid cool and the characters'' resignation to their eternal existence in the shadows is wonderfully portrayed. A film I shall watch over and over. The sountrack is excellent, too, as is the album by Yasmine Hamdan, who features in the film ,both of which I subsequently bought.
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