Written December 25, 2013
Not one person in this movie aroused my sympathy. Llewyn dissed all of the music not performed by him, yet some of the best performances in the film were much better than his. The movie was filled with stereotypes. The best thing about the film was the cat.
Written October 26, 2014
I did not like this film. It was ostensibly about a very miserable Dave Von Ronk, it was depressing, pointless and only slightly entertaining. If you worship depressing, pointless stories or depressing pointless violent stories, than the Coen Brothers movies are for you. Many critics seemed to love this film and Hollywood seems to believe the critics, but since most of us don't watch and critique 100 films a year, we may have a different point of view than the critics. If you want to see a good film, with a good story, with great acting and a heart, go see "Nebraska".
Written December 08, 2013
Very very slow, not very funny, i'd skip it. Loved Fargo & Oh Brother. That's not what your getting in this flick i'm sorry to say. You'll see what i mean after you see this and become disappointed.
Written January 28, 2015
VERY disappointing. the hype and ratings... is was boring, pointless. a waste of my time. and i usually love coen bros movies. i'll think twice about going to one of their movies again.
Written January 27, 2015
I am a huge fan of the Coen Brothers with few exception such as the Lady Killers remake with Tom Hanks, and Barton Fink. This by far for the first 55 minutes is a movie about a depressed penniless musician in NYC in 1961 who is apparently friendless. There is no snappy dialogue or real humor dark or otherwise in this film. and outside of a few chuckles moments regarding a professor's lost cat and retrieved street cat of the opposite sex, this movie for me disappointingly had no humor, dark or otherwise, no real drama, or characters that truly grabbed me or that were developed properly.
I do not recommend this film even for pay per view, HBO or regular Cable. It pales compared to the Coen brother's last decade of work from Fargo onward. To sum up this film "Bad"