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August 28, 2018
For those of us who weren't there, the era seems so perfectly recreated that nothing escapes the film; it's like a short story you fall into for a time, but when you come back out of it, little of the tale stays with you.
August 22, 2018
Everyone is the movie is wonderful, and there is not a moment that is wasted.
August 21, 2018
You think you have an idea where Inside Llewyn Davis is heading, but as the movie unfolded before me, humorous yet melancholy, I stopped taking notes and became immersed in its protagonist's existential quandary.
August 13, 2018
With superb acting and musical performances - including a foreshadowing to a certain folk singer who would forever change the musical world - Inside Llewyn Davis intriguingly explores the artistic condition.
February 21, 2018
This is a spooky and brilliant film that forces the viewer not simply to feel, like so many big crowdpleasers, but to think.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 26, 2018
A noteworthy lead performance by Oscar Isaac.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 2, 2018
The New York winter has never looked more frosty or hostile, and yet the gorgeous compositions and the plentiful offbeat humour keep the depression ultimately at bay.
November 17, 2017
Generously laced with dark humour and part-melancholic, Inside Llewyn Davis is full of clever Coen-isms and the film's soundtrack too is wonderful. This one makes for some compelling viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 14, 2017
Inside Llewyn Davis proves the Coens to be the most Kubrickian of contemporary filmmakers-that is, if you consider Kubrick to be funny.
October 31, 2017
Funny and poignant in equal measure with a wonderful central performance from the as yet unknown Oscar Isaac.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2017
The direction is pitch-perfect; the characters unique and eccentric yet fully realised and the script, woven with absurdist comedy, a marvel
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 14, 2017
While we may feel moved by the music, there's a dark undercurrent in it, too.
February 28, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 13, 2016
This is the Coens in bittersweet mode, a little oblique, a little downbeat, and a little offbeat.
July 14, 2016
The film is vintage Coen Brothers: quietly funny, a bit arch, and beautifully shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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.
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
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
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
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