Inside Llewyn Davis

2013, Music/Comedy, 1h 44m

287 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

What to know

critics consensus

Smart, funny, and profoundly melancholy, Inside Llewyn Davis finds the Coen brothers in fine form. Read critic reviews

You might also like

The Armstrong Lie
Trumbo
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Grandma
Dheepan

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Inside Llewyn Davis Photos

Movie Info

In 1961 New York City, folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is at a crossroads. Guitar in hand, he struggles against seemingly insurmountable obstacles to make a name for himself in the music world, but so far, success remains elusive. Relying on the kindness of both friends and strangers, Llewyn embarks on an odyssey that takes him from the streets of Greenwich Village to a Chicago club, where awaits a music mogul who could give him the big break that he desperately needs.

Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for Inside Llewyn Davis

Audience Reviews for Inside Llewyn Davis

  • Sep 13, 2017
    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 American Dream. Their hero is honest to a fault, an ugly fault (and aware of that same, and proud of it) earnestly trying to live to a higher standard, failed by the people around him, and worst, failed by his own weaknesses. Remember those pictures by Margaret Keane of sad, big eyed waifs caught in eternal drift? This is the cinematic equivalent, and indeed, the spirit is touching.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 29, 2016
    One of my favourite movies. Great performance from Oscar Isaac who carries whole movie. Movie is filled with great songs and some funny moments. Cinematography is beautiful. Wonderful movie, it is a must see. It is a modern classic.
    Marin ? Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2016
    Even when they aren't making all-time classics, films by the brothers Coen are still entertaining or interesting, well "Inside Llewyn Davis" is the first I would categorize as boring. Given their previous affinity shown for 1930s bluegrass music in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" it should come as no surprise that they have a similar affection for 1950s & '60s pre-Dylan folk music which takes center stage throughout this film, I would say nearly a dozen songs are performed to near completion. That's an awful lot of music to sit through in any movie if you're not as enamored as the filmmakers, I find it pleasant but also pretty dull. Similarly, the story of Llewyn Davis is also fairly inconsequential as he reaches a crossroads in his life, to try and press on as a folk musician or find a more steady income. This is a film about missed opportunities and unfortunate timing, but the Coen's screenplay lacks the arresting, unforgettable scenes we are accustomed to experiencing. Same goes for the absence of memorable oddball side characters, only an elevator conductor and John Goodman as a pompous, insulting asshole stand out, while Carey Mulligan scores a few points with her acidic tone towards Llewyn.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2016
    Darkly funny and melancholic, Inside Llewyn Davis is one of the strongest entries into the Coen brothers resume - and shows it's actors on the top of their form with spectacular performances. The look of the film is also to be admired, with a visual style that is both cold and beautiful.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer

Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides