Written September 02, 2014
My husband and I are old enough to remember the period and knew some of the folk musicians. He didn't like the movie, but I did. I was hard put not to sing along. But I also liked the messiness of Llewyn's character, and we both loved the cat.
Written December 31, 2013
Individual characters did good jobs and the NYC period was done well, but the movie isn't tied together very well. Put that with the circular element at the end and the movie literally doesn't go anywhere.
Written February 22, 2014
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 was a mess and depressing as hell. I didn't even like Llewyn Davis so it made it worse , his character was a miserable excuse for a musician.
Written December 28, 2013
Great acting by Oscar Isaac and some good music. Fun for this New Yorker to see so much of the Village, including Cafe Reggio. But if you're going to do a movie filled with unlikable characters, there better be a great story to make them watchable for over ninety minutes. In particular, the dialogue for John goodman was a mess. Big disappointment for this Coen Brothers fan.
Written December 27, 2013
This movie is so awful I wanted to PUKE!!! The Coen brothers have officially lost it - nothing but terrible, sad, boring, miserable movies since No Country for Old Men. Used to be my favorite film makers - now, I doubt I will ever go see one of their movies again. This movie REEKS. And the critics are either ignorant, fools, or on drugs - probably all three - and only wanting to appear like film intelligentsia. STAY AWAY FROM THIS MOVIE AND DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME, YOUR LIFE OR YOUR MONEY.