Writer/Director Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive is a modern vampire tale about a musician (Tom Hiddleston), living in Detroit, and his lover (Tilda Swinton), living in Tangiers, who reunite and have their centuries-old lives disrupted by the lovers’ sister (Mia Wasikowska).
The film is beautifully photographed by Yorick Le Saux, with fascinating sets by Production Designer Marco Bittner Rosso and the performers are wonderful.
The problem is the languid story is boring. Old vampires simply aren’t that interesting...to themselves and us.
I give Only Lovers Left Alive a 3 out of 5.