Only Lovers Left Alive Movie Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 4 years ago
Only Lovers Left Alive Movie Review [WATCH VIDEO]
Tilda Swinton at 2009 Venice Film Festival

Sony Pictures’ “Only Lovers Left Alive” opens in U.S. theatres on April 11, 2014. It is directed by Jim Jarmusch. Its cast members include Tilda Swinton (Eve), Tom Hiddleston (Adam), Mia Wasikowska (Ava), Jeffrey Wright (Dr. Watson), John Hurt (Marlowe) and Anton Yelchin (Ian). Read on for the “Only Lovers Left Alive” movie review and a brief synopsis of the film.

“Only Lovers Left Alive Film Synopsis:

This is a story about Adam, a reclusive musician, who reunites with his lover Eve. Eve leaves her hometown to be with Adam in Motor City. Ava, Eve’s sister, pays her a visit. Ava is very irresponsible, and Adam is annoyed with her. She messes things up with a human, who they refer to as zombies, with whom Adam gets along with.

Being a musician, Adam spends his time recording music in an old studio. He survives by going to a blood bank which Dr. Watson runs. Despite being a loner, he is enormously rich and remains famous in his craft. He is startled when a couple of his fans found out about his address. He ignores them anyway and they leave.

Meanwhile, Eve resides in Tangier. She gets her daily dose of blood from another vampire, Marlowe. Worried about Adam’s life, she goes to Detroit to check him out. They are happy spending time together until Ava shows up. Ian supplies Adam with vintage guitars. Then one night, after partying in a club, Ava kills Ian, drains him to death. Adam kicks her out of the house. The couple disposes of Ian’s remains in an abandoned factory.

“Only Lovers Left Alive” Movie Review:

A lot of vampire movies keep popping on theatres. But only a few are really worth watching, and “Only Lovers Left Alive” is one of those. Rotten Tomatoes has given the film an 85%, while 90% of the moviegoers would like to see it.’s Jordan Hoffman gave the film a short but sweet review.

“The next great midnight classic,” wrote Hoffman in the article.

Another top critic, Dave Calhoun of Time Out, has only good words for the film, citing the film’s seriousness.

“There’s something magical and magnetic about this world of mature, know-it-all, ultra-cool vampires that Jarmusch creates and somehow it never seems at all silly,” said Calhoun in the Time Out report.

And that’s the “Only Lovers Left Alive” movie review. Stay tuned for more movie reviews here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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