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100
Only Lovers Left Alive is an addictive mood and tone piece, a nocturnal reverie that incidentally celebrates a marriage that has lasted untold centuries.
92
Film.com
Only Lovers Left Alive is an exhibit A example of how to use style to enhance substance, not overwhelm it.
91
Indiewire
If you can groove with Jarmusch's patient, philosophical indulgences and the wooden exteriors of his characters' lives, the movie rewards with a savvy emotional payoff about moving forward even when the motivation to do so has gone.
88
Slant Magazine
As is so often the case in Jim Jarmusch's films, simply spending time in the company of his creations proves engrossing.
83
The Playlist
It’s an offbeat, fun, and frequently very funny film, lifted out of disposability by some wonderfully rich production design, music cuts and photography, and by the cherishable performances of the leads.
80
The Guardian
If it is an exercise in style … well, what style. With its retro-chic connoisseurship and analogue era rock, this is a brilliant haute-hippy homage.
80
The real reason to see this is Swinton and Hiddleston’s sexy, pallid double act: two old souls in hot bodies who have long tired of this Earth, but have nowhere else to make their home.
80
Haunting and idiosyncratic, Jarmusch’s vampire marriage preaches to the converted, but he’s in fine voice nonetheless.
60
A sweet but slight love story about world-weary hipster bloodsuckers.
60
Only Lovers Left Alive drags its feet and shows serious signs of anaemia as a story.

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