Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smart, funny, and profoundly melancholy, Inside Llewyn Davis finds the Coen brothers in fine form.

J. Hoberman

Isaac's folk-singing Llewyn Davis may be an arrogant loser and the butt of a cosmic joke but he's something more than a cartoon. So is the movie ...

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Richard Roeper

The Coen brothers have crafted another unique period piece.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

an exceedingly well detailed, but emotionally bereft recreation of a bygone era

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

This is one of the strangest yet most satisfying movie experiences of the year, one of those films in which you can't really appreciate what you've seen until it's over. You just have to trust that the trip is worth the trouble. And it is.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Celebrating and mourning a bygone moment, "Inside Llewyn Davis" is a tuneful wake intended to arouse us from our slumber to desires worth remembering.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

Still, after enjoying nearly three decades of enormous critical and commercial goodwill, the Coens come off as completely disingenuous when they explicate the struggles of an artist largely by blaming the system.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The broad, black humor of the Coens' early features has ripened over the years into a sadder, more philosophical brand of comedy (A Serious Man) that puts them in a class with Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch (yeah, you heard me).

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James Adams
Globe and Mail

You don't end up rooting for Llewyn Davis because there's not much to root for. And this imparts a weird sort of impersonality or cold-bloodedness to the film's core.

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Rob Gonsalves

As always, the Coens get the external details precisely right.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A wonderfully melancholy character study that paints the character's state of spirit with half shadows, gorgeous folk music and a grayish cinematography to… More
Chris Weber
June 6th, 2012. That was when I first watched Woody Allen's Manhattan. A film I HAD to watch twice because I honestly didn't know how I felt about it,… More
Matt Goodman
Dan Schultz
A brilliant, memorable, deep-thinking film about a struggling folk singer (Oscar Isaac) and his many attempts to break in to the folk music scene during the… More
Cynthia S.
A quiet, slightly dark, story of a struggling folk musician. Scene by scene the film is nicely captivating, and some of the music is really good. There are… More
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