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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Jarmusch, as ever, has the power to sneak up on you. He's a spellbinder. The same goes for his movie. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Only Lovers Left Alive is simply dead, an exercise in style, bland humor and vague gesture that yet seems to have been made in the naive expectation of a conventional response - that is, of an audience's actually caring. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    For those who puzzled over the "Twilight" hoopla here are Adam and Eve, the artiest, most sophisticated pair of vampires to hit screens in a long time. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    You don't have to be a fan of Mr. Jarmusch's special brand of indie spookiness to enjoy his new film. All that's required is patience with its languorous pace, plus a willingness to swing between amusement and delight, with periodic pauses at ennui. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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 hankering for blood. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    This is a movie about the transcendent bond between partners who can communicate without speaking a word, so it’s only fitting that the gorgeous cinematography perfectly captures the movie’s emotional depths. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Only Lovers Left Alive is an addictive mood and tone piece, a nocturnal reverie that incidentally celebrates a marriage that has lasted untold centuries. show more

  • 92
    Jordan Hoffman Film.com

    Only Lovers Left Alive is an exhibit A example of how to use style to enhance substance, not overwhelm it. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The casting of Hiddleston and Swinton was a stroke of genius: They emanate a particular sort of cool only they seem privy to, accentuating their alienation. show more

  • 88
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    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 set-designed to an eyelash. show more

  • August 22, 2014 Torie99
    Report This User

    This movie is not an exciting thriller, but a realistic interpretation of what the life of century year old vampires would be like. Tom Hiddleston keeps surprising his fans to the extent of his acting abilities. Overall, was left wondering and very pleased.

  • April 22, 2014 jpewther
    Report This User

    Mesmerizing. Put me to sleep. Have some coffee before you see it.

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