Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

By Jim Jarmusch

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2014-04-11
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Director: Jim Jarmusch
  • Production Company: Recorded Picture Company
  • Production Country: Germany, France, Greece, United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
7.245/10
7.245
From 2,091 Ratings

Description

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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  • A feast

    5
    By OahuFilms
    Intelligent, beautifully shot, love it!
  • Suzanne Herlihy

    5
    By Suzanne Herlihy
    Amazing movie , Tom Hiddleston is captivating in this role as is Tilda! Must see !
  • Nature never hurries.

    5
    By Une pomme de terre
    Why should art?
  • Star Trek beyond

    5
    By 😍 Yaaa
    Really great movie I love the story
  • Vampires are people too

    3
    By Windsor Smith III
    A moody and languid film punctuated by a few flashes of wit. I realize Jarmusch is quite the auteur, and I wish I could give it more stars, but this film didn't really move me, and many viewers will find it unbearably dull.
  • Much Funnier Than I Expected.

    4
    By Lissybeth91
    Really. I expected it to take itself super seriously, what with the themes, and all the cultured name-dropping. But it was really, really funny, in a quiet, self-deprecating way. Tom Hiddleston's depressed hipster vampire was *ahem* GORGEOUS, and some of the funniest situations came from his ultra-serious, hermit-like attitude towards life. Tilda made an excellent foil for his melancholy, and the two of them had great chemistry together. Aaaand then there was Mia's character, the hugely unwelcome little sister who literally hasn't got a clue that they're less than ecstatic when she comes to stay. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that Christopher Marlowe is portrayed as being the author of Shakespeare's plays. None of that Anti-Stratfordian nonsense for me, thank you very much. Oh! But that was almost forgivable when I noticed that BUSTER KEATON (one of my favorite people of all time) was right smack in the middle of Adam's wall of fame.
  • It's different, and that's good

    5
    By Silverblood13
    The pace in this film is slow. On purpose. To force the viewer to sympathize with the monotony that has become the protagonists' lives. It's a chilling story about the deepest kind of love, and the effort of both parties it takes to get there. It's not a thrilling movie, it's an art piece. If you're watching it to see vampires ripping people apart, perhaps look somewhere else. If you want to think deeply about the nature of love, this is a wonderful place to be. Beautifully done, incredibly acted. Hiddleston and Swinton are fantastic and surreal. Most thought provoking film I've seen all year.
  • Future Cult Classic

    5
    By markdc10
    This is one of my all time favorite movies. This fits movie fits in a class of its own. I purchased this movie and it is worth every cent. The characters in this movie are compelling. For me the depth of this movie does transcend time and place. It is possibly the perfect alternative vampire movie. It does not try to become overly grotesque. It has a certain familiarity and comfort that is rare. The slow burning passion in this movie is moving and deeply attractive. This movie should have a new rating that is reserved for the special films that are truly worth rewetting over and over: Rated CA - Cult Classic Artistic Film. This film is possibly to artistic for some people to truly appreciate; and, that it is more than okay that this movie does not bend itself to fit the over edited, overly action packed, overly depleted of character development modern day popular films. This film should come with a warning: Do Not Watch This Film With Your Usual Exceptions. Watch this film with the expectation of the unusual.
  • If you don’t love this movie, something is wrong with you.

    5
    By CEMT99
    This is one of the greatest films i’ve ever watched. I was so engrossed from beginning to end. Such a strange and different take on a fantastical element that has been overdone and shoved down pop culture’s throats the last 7 years. Refreshing. Delicious. Amazing.
  • Great movie!

    5
    By Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh99
    Definitely one of my favorites!

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