Inside Llewyn Davis
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Celebrating and mourning a bygone moment, "Inside Llewyn Davis" is a tuneful wake intended to arouse us from our slumber to desires worth remembering."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Near-comedy, near-tragedy, "Inside Llewyn Davis" is close to great, and in its extremely concrete yet endlessly elusive form, close to perfection."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"Llewyn's tragedy is the Coens' stroke of genius."
‑ Michael Bonner, Uncut Magazine [UK]
"Musically and visually, Inside Llewyn Davis offers plenty of frictionless pleasures to compensate for the prickly scrappiness of its hero."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
"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)."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ James Adams, Globe and Mail
"A beautiful, unassuming, rewarding ache of a movie."
‑ Aaron Yap,
"It's not their best-in fact, it hardly even feels like a Coen brothers movie at all-but its majestic musical numbers and fantastic performances elevate this well above the humdrum lesser filmmakers churn out."
‑ Josh Hylton, Dark Horizons
"The Coens can be so good when they just get over themselves."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, SF Weekly
"The Coen brothers have crafted another unique period piece."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"In the end you feel Llewyn's pain even as you realize he is a pain. Llewyn Davis is nobody you'd want to be inside."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"This film's re-creation of 1961 New York feels totally convincing in its shabby, run-down glory and the sense of having a real window back into the past isn't something to be underestimated."
‑ Anthony Morris, The Vine
"Where O Brother's picaresque was all sepia, bluegrass, hayseed slapstick and family reunion, this film offers a stringent voyage of overcast skies, melancholy folk, soured relationships and no direction home."
‑ JM Tyree, Sight and Sound
"A fascinating look at depression, artistry and the struggle of everyone to find a place."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
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