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Rated R · 122 minutes · 2014

Drama, Horror, Romance
There’s certainly no shortage of vampire films these days, but there aren’t a lot of vampire films that feature bloodsuckers literally sucking on blood popsicles and praising the handiwork of Nikolai Tesla. Adam (Tom Hiddleston) is a centuries-old vampire who currently lives in decrepit Detroit. His expansive house doubles as a recording studio; he’s also a legendary underground psych-rock musician. Eve (a perfectly cast Tilda Swinton) is his estranged vampire wife, living across the world in Tangier. Adam is morose and contemplating suicide, and when Eve finds out, she jumps on the first flight to Detroit (a night flight of course) and tries to get him to loosen up a bit and enjoy the undead life. This is ultra-hip director Jim Jarmusch’s (Dead Man) first stab at the horror genre, and it mostly succeeds, thanks in large part to Jarmusch’s brand of off-kilter dark humor
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Producer: Jeremy Thomas, Reinhard Brundig, Christos Konstantakopoulos, Jean Labadie, Bart Walker, Stacey Smith and Peter Watson
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Anton Yelchin, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi and Carter Logan

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East Bay Express Only Lovers Left Alive All dressed up and no place to go. by Kelly Vance 04/22/2014
Boise Weekly Beauty Times Two: Only Lovers Left Alive and Belle Now playing at The Flicks by George Prentice 05/14/2014
Creative Loafing Atlanta Only Lovers Left Alive goes on a lost vampire weekend Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston play married vampires as reclusive celebrities in Jim Jarmusch's latest film by Curt Holman 05/01/2014
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Portland Mercury Hipster Twilight Only Lovers Left Alive and only cool vampires allowed. by Elinor Jones 04/30/2014
East Bay Express Only Lovers Left Alive All dressed up and no place to go. by Kelly Vance 04/29/2014
New Times San Luis Obispo Review: Only Lovers Left Alive Ken Korman finds lots to like in Jim Jarmusch’s vampire tale set in Detroit by Ken Korman 05/12/2014
Creative Loafing Charlotte Only Lovers Left Alive: Detroit Rock City Rating: ***1/2 by Matt Brunson 05/09/2014
Memphis Flyer Only Lovers Left Alive by Addison Engelking 05/15/2014
Gambit Review: Only Lovers Left Alive Ken Korman finds lots to like in Jim Jarmusch’s vampire tale set in Detroit by Ken Korman 05/12/2014
Colorado Springs Independent Only Lovers Left Alive, a vampire commentary, is Jim Jarmusch's best film in years Jarmusch has a blast re-contextualizing genre rules we knew by heart. Here, he infiltrates the bloodstream of the "vampire movie" with a deadpan critique of cultural vapidity. by Daniel Barnes 05/28/2014
Charleston City Paper You won't find the celebrated Boyhood on this list of 2014's best A calendar year is as arbitrary a way to recognize greatness as a numbered list is, especially in an era when so many people see movies in places other than theaters and in years other than the year of their release. by Scott Renshaw 12/31/2014
Indy Week Stylish vampire romance in Only Lovers Left Alive The new film from Jim Jarmusch by Glenn McDonald 05/14/2014
NUVO Only Lovers Left Alive: Vampires vs. zombies Jarmusch's new genre flick is slight, gloomy, romantic, weirdly funny and sweet. by Ed Johnson-Ott 05/09/2014

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