Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Movie Review

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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

2013 | R | Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
123 minutes / 2h 03min

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Only Lovers Left Alive Plot Synopsis:

Adam (Tom Hiddleston), an underground musician, reunites with his lover for centuries (Tilda Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Mia Wasikowska).

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Review

Director and writer Jim Jarmusch shines with this remarkable British-German movie. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) has it all from romance, vampires, wolves, drama, nudity, sexual matters, bad language, somewhat funny, visually beautiful and twists. The movie gave us the view of human emotions and bond. I gave this movie a 7 because I love the storyline and everything about the movie, but I so dread how slow paced it was. I absolutely do not like slow paced movies, but this one is an exception because there was vampires and drama in it. The acting was flawless; music to match each scene was there, and there was no CGI effects that I saw which made it more realistic.

The movie is about vampire Adam (Tom Hiddleston - Thor, Thor: The Dark World, War Horse) who has lived for many centuries. During his time, he has influenced the lives/careers of famous musicians and scientists and has also become a wealthy popular musician himself. Adams fan usually investigates Adams real identity, and Adam was very annoyed one night when the fans figured out his address and showed up on his door stops. He ignored them and they eventually went away. Adam had old outdated music equipment that he recorded his albums on in an old home in Detroit. Adam does not attack humans for his blood but instead gets it from Dr. Watson. Dr. Watson (Jeffrey Wright - Casino Royale, Source Code, Quantum of Solace) gets the blood from a blood bank and sells it to Adam with no questions asked. Adam had acquired a vast knowledge of scientific stuff over the years which helped him to build items to power his home and old vintage sports car with technology once first used by Nikola Tesla.

Adam refers to the human race as zombies because he thinks that the humans are doomed. Adam also pays Ian (Anton Yelchin - Fright Night, Terminator Salvation, Star Trek Into Darkness) who is a rock and roll human kids that bring Adam vintage guitars and recording equipment. Adam went back and forth with the idea of suicide after he asked Ian to get a wooden bullet for him, and Ian successfully did. Adam’s wife Eve (Tilda Swinton - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Moonrise Kingdom, We Need to Talk About Kevin) called him at the exact right time and talked him out of shooting himself. Eve has been living in Tangier for several years (I am not sure why) and made her way back to Adam in Detroit after his suicide attempt. Adam and Eve were having a wonderful married life where they ate blood popsicles, danced to music, drove around in the car and played games together. Their life changed after Eve’s younger sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska - Alice in Wonderland (2010), Jane Eyre, The Kids Are All Right) visited them from Los Angeles. Ava drank Ian’s blood and killed him after having a fun night out at a local club and in conclusion, Adam kicked her out of this house.

Eve and Adam did the cleanup of getting rid of Ian’s body in an abandoned factory. Adam and Eve eventually return to Tangier to live after his fans continuously seek him out and also because of Ian’s murder. Adam and Eve gave into hurting humans for their blood intake after they had no choice left. They needed food and did not have enough money and had no blood supply so they resorted to drinking a couples blood after they discovered Eve’s connection for her blood supply, Marlowe (John Hurt - Hellboy, The Elephant Man, Alien) passed away after drinking a bad batch of blood.

The movie was great, and I would watch it again and recommend it my friends although it is slow paced.

  • Only Lovers Left Alive Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 7.56
  • IMDB: 7.3
  • MetaCritic: 7.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.4

About Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

Title: Only Lovers Left Alive
Year: 2013
Runtime: 123 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.78/5 stars from 77,708 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 77,708
MPAA Rating: R
Only Lovers Left Alive Cast Starring: Anton Yelchin, John Hurt, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, Jason Harris, Abdelkader Dourkan, Loïc Corbery, Mohamed Chairi Felah, Alex Descas, Bilal Chair Felah, Catherine Wilkening, Omar Raissouli, Georges Claisse, Yasmine Hamdan, Juliette Allain, Marc Codsi, Matthieu Sampeur, Noureddine Touati, Aurélie Thépaut, Hanane El Karni, Slimane Dazi, Hamza Kadri, Carter Logan, Kamal Moummad, Aurelie Thepaut, Cody Stauber, Ali Amine, Dave W.
Only Lovers Left Alive Writers: Jim Jarmusch, Marion Bessay
Only Lovers Left Alive Director: Jim Jarmusch
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
Language: English, French, Arabic, Turkish
Country: Germany, UK, France, Greece, USA, Cyprus