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: December 6, 2013
DVD Release Date: March 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 94% 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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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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Russell Baillie
New Zealand Herald

It's a bleak tale of a less-than-loveable loser. But the combined effect of songs, lead performance and period detail make it one of the best, most heartfelt Coen movies yet.

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Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly

The unreliable, brooding Llewyn is a prickly sort, making it a challenge for his industry - and movie audiences - to fully embrace him. And yet, the talent is undeniable.

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Richard Roeper

The Coen brothers have crafted another unique period piece.

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Sean Axmaker

This is the Coens in bittersweet mode, a little oblique, a little downbeat, and a little offbeat.

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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.

Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

The film is vintage Coen Brothers: quietly funny, a bit arch, and beautifully shot.

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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,… 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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