• Released
  • December 6, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 44 min
  • Drama
  • 1,274 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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The Telegraph

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

By jabber21joe5
The Cohen brothers are probably the most unique filmmakers in the business. Joel and Ethan Cohen are so different that other films out can accurately be described as having that Cohen look, even...

not a main stream performer

By ChaosRN
Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961, Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving winter, which is truly metaphorical of the artist's life, he is struggling to make it as a musician against...

So Bad! You have better ways to spend 2 hours, believe me!

By evmurphy
When I used the restroom in the middle of the movie, I considered staying in there and playing Works with Friends, just to kill the time. Dark, boring, no plot, what a waste of time. Why did anyone...

Interesting movie goes nowhere

By RandytheMovieFan
Maybe that was the point, that the main character was going nowhere, but he was so pathetic and the movie was such a downer that it offset the fine writing and otherwise interesting characters. But...

awful

By kmcmullen0720
I asked the other people in the theater what they thought and all hated it especially three older women, our newspaper rated it four stars so that is why they came, and totally disappointed, IT...

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Rated R | For language including some sexual references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Bleak, but lovely journey OK for older-teen music fans.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF