Reviewed by: Greg Mueller

Greg's Score:
5.00

Plot/Story

2

Characters

5

Acting

8

Cinematography

7

Production Design

7

Soundtrack

7

Execution

2

Emotional Impact

2


Review:

Only Lovers Left Alive isn't a vampire movie. I feel like I need to throw that out there right of the bat. What this film is is two hours of talking broken up by the occasional little nugget of plot, then returning to more talking. This movie is incredibly dialog heavy, to the point where the plot almost becomes "two vampires talk" more than anything else. There are a few minuscule plot lines that they pick up and drop just as quickly, but there is very, very little plot on the whole. The acting is fine, the cinematography can be interesting at times, and I liked the color pallet, but beyond that It's really an almost boring slog from conversation to conversation. By tomorrow morning, I doubt I'll be able to remember anything aside from Anton Yelchin. There were a few funny bits, but I was never sure if they were supposed to be funny or if I was just laughing out of the sheer awkwardness of the scenes. The two leads are interesting, but their relationship is barely explored and I wasn't getting any real chemistry between the two. If you ever wondered what Bella and Edward chatted about on the way to Target, Only Lovers Left Alive can offer that. If you were hoping for a comedy or action movie of any kind, there is nothing here to see.