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Inside Llewyn Davis Reviews

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August 21, 2018
Not much happens in this film and it really isn't for anyone who is hoping to see a Coen brothers' film along the lines of No Country for Old Men or Fargo.
March 14, 2019
Perhaps the most infuriating thing about Inside Llewyn Davis is how rabidly (and anachronistically) apolitical it is.
September 6, 2017
... 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 30, 2018
The movie's rich central figure feels like he's lost in a sea of phonies. If only the movie didn't feel that way too.
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.
September 30, 2013
It features a remarkable lead performance and impassioned journey, but the character's destructive habits and off-putting attitude can make the experience deflating and unfulfilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 20, 2013
Another overhyped, award-winning film that the average moviegoer will never see or hear about beyond 2013.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
December 10, 2013
If you love the Coen Brothers, don't see this movie. You do not want to go inside Llewyn Davis.
December 18, 2013
Quirk and harmony only take the feature so far, keeping the movie inert and repetitive as it meanders to a close, leaving behind a half-realized psychological profile and a bustling world of talent left unexplored.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2014
High-end entertainment for those of us with college degrees. But it is more than just jaded.
Full Review | Original Score: 66/100
May 22, 2013
The brothers have created a character who's hard to love and a bit of a chore to invest in for an hour and 45 minutes. Like the old songs in his repertoire, he's familiar, not new, but he quickly gets old and tiresome.
January 24, 2014
This blackly comic character study set in the hotbed of New York's early-60s folk scene fails because there's zero character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 26, 2013
Echoes of past successes in creating the scary netherworld of the common unconscious fade as Llewyn Davis and the other characters in this movie fail to come alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 23, 2013
Who is this movie for? Manic depressives who love folk music? Avoid this movie if the holiday season already upsets you. Well made and acted but relentlessly melancholy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 8, 2013
Llewyn springs full blown and neither changes nor reaches self-awareness. He's a poor face in the crowd whose story's seldom told, has its moments, but seems no more engrossing than most.
January 23, 2014
It is confident and self-congratulatory in its ability to evoke unease or melancholia or claustrophobia in a single cut or composition or camera angle.
December 20, 2013
A watchable if not particularily compelling tale of the never-ending woes of the protagonist, a walking basket case of self-destruction.The Coens are trying to say what?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5 stars
February 2, 2016
an exceedingly well detailed, but emotionally bereft recreation of a bygone era
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 5, 2013
[Davis] doesn't seem to possess the inner life that an artist has to bring to the surface.
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