• Released
  • December 6, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 44 min
  • Drama
  • 1,273 Fan Ratings
100

The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
Inside Llewyn Davis isn't about someone trying to make it big, but someone just trying to make it, and the Coens celebrate the hard road that can inspire great art.
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100

Time Out London

By Dave Calhoun
The Coens have given us a melancholic, sometimes cruel, often hilarious counterfactual version of music history. It's a what-if imagining of a cultural also-ran that maybe tells us more about the truth than the facts themselves ever could.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
This is a gorgeously made character study leavened with surrealistic dimensions both comic and dark, an unsparing look at a young man who, unlike some of his contemporaries, can’t transcend his abundant character flaws and remake himself as someone else.
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100

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
But mainly, it’s the film’s folk music that roots in the heart like a faraway lure.
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100

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
An evocative vision of self-destruction, a gorgeously crafted time capsule, and a fantastic showcase for Oscar Isaac in the title role.
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100

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Inside Llewyn Davis is a revelatory showcase for Isaac, who sings with an angelic voice and turns a potentially unlikable character into a consistently relatable, unmistakably human presence — a reminder that humility and genius rarely make for comfortable bedfellows.
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100

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
Brilliantly written, terrifically acted, superbly designed and shot; it's a sweet, sad, funny picture about the lost world of folk music which effortlessly immerses us in the period.
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100

The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
This is instant A-list Coens; enigmatic, exhilarating, irresistible.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
This is a well-crafted look at the American folk music scene of the early 1960s, a sometimes hilarious dry comedy — and oh yeah, the music is terrific.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As played by Oscar Isaac, he's snidely funny, world-weary and deeply sad. Though his story is enigmatic, the film itself is brilliantly acted, gorgeously shot and altogether captivating.
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92 out of 100
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