Written January 06, 2014
A fine little movie that is unlikely to make much money or win any awards -- much like its main character. Touching. Funny. Nostalgic. Not the usual popular Coen Brothers movie - no gunfire or car chases or crime. The star is just a tiny bit lackluster, but still very good. The script is superb as are almost all the supporting characters. The film comes to us freighted with all sorts of nonsense from the media. This is not a recreation of the 60s the folk scene. This is not the story of Dave Van Ronk. Not even close. But plenty of drama, humor, and lovely music. For artists and musicians, very thought-provoking.
Written February 14, 2016
The music was good, what there was of it. I love folk music, etc. but the movie itself didn't do anything for me or my friend. We left the theater scratching our heads along with most of the other people their:( If it had been mostly all music it would have been much better!!!
Written December 29, 2013
Somewhere along the line I've misplaced my effeteness. Kind of reminds me of "Who is Harry Kellerman, and...." The critics loved that one, too. "If the Coen Bros. make a movie, it must good or else we're just missing something, and we critics dare not show our un-hipness!" Somebody got took. This movie is the epitome of boring, self indulgent '60's crap.
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 July 29, 2016
I usually ignore these requests but this movie was the worst I have seen in a long time. It was SOOOO bad that I googled reviews after seeing it just to be sure I had read correctly. I think the critics would praise the Coen Brothers for filming someone cutting grass which, in my opinion, would have been more interesting. Come on guys.....let's be real.
Okay....liked one or two of the songs but otherwise RUN away from this one.