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: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

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.

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

... the pretentiousness is overwhelming, which is unfortunate because the outline has potential to be a great Coen brothers film but ultimately becomes weighed down by its own emotions.

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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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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

The direction is pitch-perfect; the characters unique and eccentric yet fully realised and the script, woven with absurdist comedy, a marvel

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Richard Roeper

The Coen brothers have crafted another unique period piece.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Alex Heeney
Seventh Row

While we may feel moved by the music, there's a dark undercurrent in it, too.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The Coen Brothers helm another musical piece ("O Brother Where Art Thou"), that uses the music as a backdrop to assess the American reality versus 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
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
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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