Written December 25, 2013
Inside Llewyn Davis is not upbeat or a Christmas blockbuster. It is sad, depressing but familiar to those in the music industry. Touches of old New York - meaning NY in the 50s - and memories of the Gaslight, Cafe Reggio and the village at that time.
Loved the music and Oscar Isaac is not only good-looking but an incredible actor. And I will say, all performances were great although the characters were not always likeable.
If you love music, go!
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 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.
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.