Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
This is a weak entry in the filmmaker's canon, a film that continues Jarmusch's rebellion against narrative while offering nothing in its place.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 04.17.2014
In "Only Lovers Left Alive," writer-director Jim Jarmusch turns one of his silliest notions into one of the more affecting movies of his career.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 04.24.2014
Languorous, droll and ultimately affecting.John Anderson, Newsday, 04.24.2014
Jim Jarmusch stocks his latest low-key indie with more than his usual characters in low-velocity drift.Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times, 04.18.2014