Only Lovers Left Alive

2013

Action / Comedy / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Music / Romance

308
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 75%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 95767

Synopsis


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June 25, 2014 at 07:05 AM

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Cast

John Hurt as Christopher Marlowe
Jeffrey Wright as Dr. Watson
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869.16 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
2 hr 3 min
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English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 3 min
P/S 4 / 11

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by deeempty 9 / 10

Movie of mood and metaphor

This is a beautiful and artistic movie on many counts: mesmerising soundtrack, atmospheric sets and settings, dreamy camera-work and scene-play, methodically under-stated acting, and slow but sure character development. We get to know the four vampires, especially Adam (played brilliantly by Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (played by the versatile Tilda Swinton), from a series of contrasts and paradoxes as their motives, moods and lives change. They seem both ancient and modern,languorous yet focused, familiar but alien.

As the slim story-line and minimal back-story unfold, the movie focuses on triggering our empathy for creatures who have survived for several centuries, facing many challenges, the most constant of which is the threat of boredom and existential alienation. Apart from blood - as food and drug - their main motives for survival are human knowledge and culture: art, science, literature, music. Living on 'back-door' blood samples from hospitals, these 21st century vampires now avoid feeding on humans because of the growing chances of detection by modern police agencies.

Things had been going fairly smoothly for Adam, a retired rock star hiding away in an old house in Detroit, until his old 'lover' Eve returns from Tangiers, soon followed by her troublesome 'sister' Ava from LA. Ava brings heat to the door, and Adam's quiet life changes. But, as noted, the story is not the main thrust of this movie, nor is vampire mythology (it's not a standard horror flick). My feeling was that the director (Jim Jarmusch) wanted to take a fresh approach to the old narrative theme of empathizing with the experience of being immortal, as well as exploring the metaphor of living with a serious drug habit. He does well on both counts. A classy, moody movie, which you should definitely watch before making any decisions about becoming a vampire.

Reviewed by samir_damaceno 8 / 10

Obscure, quiet and slow

It's done just to be appreciated! It's a quiet, slow and obscure movie with an excellent photograph AND a great cast. The script it's not the greatest thing, it's very contemporary, empty and slow especially in the beggining, the best parts are between the lines, the sutil things like the brilliant playings (actings) united to a wonderful and pretty photograph and an excellent soundtrack. It's worth it!

Reviewed by svenja-mason 3 / 10

It could have been so much more.

First of all I loved the images, the music and the acting. You can't flaw the actors for trying to make the best of what I'd consider a bit of a flat plot and script. The dialogues are mediocre and seemingly lead nowhere. There are some concepts taken up that lead nowhere, i.e. the mushrooms out of season. And frankly, there's no action at all. The film plots along and leaves you feeling like there should be something happening. As if it's building up to something and then, nothing. I felt slightly bored at times which was only saved by the acting and the harmony between Tilda and Tom. This film could have been so much more.

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