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Inside Llewyn Davis Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
August 13, 2016
This is the Coens in bittersweet mode, a little oblique, a little downbeat, and a little offbeat.
Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
The film is vintage Coen Brothers: quietly funny, a bit arch, and beautifully shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Bailey
June 19, 2016
They beautifully and convincingly recreate the streets and coffee shops where he dwells, and seem intoxicated with the look and feel of those surroundings.
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 10, 2016
If failure and folly are this noble and touching, we're on Davis' side, even as the last chord is struck and the song is sung.
Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups
April 18, 2016
The brothers Coen and their cast reward us with unexpected riches from a place now long gone, faded like a minor chord on a battered guitar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4 of 5
J. Olson
April 14, 2016
Joel and Ethan Coen have made some indelible films to date, but "Inside Llewyn Davis" is their most accomplished work yet. In short, it's a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Alissa Wilkinson
Christianity Today
April 13, 2016
Inside Llewyn Davis is a darkly funny film that recreates the texture of the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961, and for those of us who love the Coens' meandering storytelling style, it's a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Eileen Jones
The Jacobin
April 5, 2016
The Coens convey with great precision the kind of maddening details that consume the lives of people who are down and out, and create relentless chains of small, dark comic incidents leading to potentially dire consequences.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 2, 2016
an exceedingly well detailed, but emotionally bereft recreation of a bygone era
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
J. Hoberman
December 31, 2015
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 ...
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
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.
Rob Gonsalves
July 14, 2015
As always, the Coens get the external details precisely right.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
My favorite movie in years.
August 11, 2014
It may be the Coen Brothers playing well inside their comfort zone, but what a fine and thoughtful comfort zone it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.0/10
Clayton Davis
July 6, 2014
"Inside Llewyn Davis" is one of the best pictures of the year, plain and simple. It's the Coen Brothers finest film since "Fargo."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 28, 2014
A perfectly realized period piece, so gorgeously shot it looks almost painterly but it's so god-awful grim tightly focused on such a disagreeable character that I greeted its fade out as the equivalent of the end of a migraine headache.
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
April 23, 2014
An underlying sadness gives the film some weight balanced by moments of farce. For Coen fans, it's can't-miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ray Pride
April 7, 2014
Near-comedy, near-tragedy, "Inside Llewyn Davis" is close to great, and in its extremely concrete yet endlessly elusive form, close to perfection.
Aaron Yap
February 20, 2014
A beautiful, unassuming, rewarding ache of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Anthony Morris
The Vine
February 13, 2014
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.
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