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3,899 Ratings

Inside Llewyn Davis

Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
United States, United Kingdom, 2013
Drama, Music


With a brutal New York winter as the backdrop, morose folksinger Llewyn Davis struggles to find success and keep his life in order among the blossoming Greenwich Village folk scene of the early sixties.

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Inside Llewyn Davis Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2013 | Winner: Grand Prix

Academy Awards

2014 | 2 nominations including: Best Achievement in Cinematography

What are people saying?

  • Stefan Drees's rating of the film Inside Llewyn Davis

    One of the best film of the Coen Brothers. Since I watched it for the first time in cinema I was captivated by the meandering style of the narration which is in fact an artificial portrayal of our random experiences of everyday life. But one of the most stunning features is the elaborate and subtle staging of the songs (especially Llewyn's performances) as real eye/earcatchers and actual musical heart of the film.

  • Zach Closs's rating of the film Inside Llewyn Davis

    Joel & Ethan at their most stylistically consistent (and dour); "Inside Llewyn Davis" is a moody, mature, understated tone-poem of a film that bravely laments a world where talent and success don't always (or even often) go hand-in-hand. What is the price of artistic integrity? Further proof that Isaac -- with his world-weary eyes and contemplative frown -- is one of the most versatile actors working today.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Inside Llewyn Davis

    This is Coen-lite. It has those moments where you recognize the style, but I don't think there was as much ambition here. Which is fine. All of the acting was great, and I loved Carey Mulligan as a bit of a grouch. I thought it was similar to 'House of Blue Leaves' by Guare. Many are called but few are chosen.

  • Daniel Roque's rating of the film Inside Llewyn Davis

    As Llewyn career falls down the drain, the movie loses the strength it had on the beginning and suddenly you don't care anymore about crybaby Oscar Isaac. You just ask yourself, where the hell is Gorfein's cat?

  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film Inside Llewyn Davis

    Hard to be a hero when you're hungry and cold and don't know where to sleep at nights. Llewyn should have gone to Florida and given it a try there. That's what I'd have done had I been in his place. On the other side, I didn't become George Clooney either. But the fact is that I didn't try very hard. After all, I don't care. Highly recommended.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Inside Llewyn Davis

    One of the few American films of the last 16 years that possesses the same textured, lived in quality of a novel. The viewer gets the sense that this world and these characters have existed long before the first frame and will continue long after. There's something subversive about the script's notion that frustrated purists who find commercial success elusive may, more often than not, be their own worst enemies.

  • Mugino's rating of the film Inside Llewyn Davis

    I dislike American folk music the way some people have an aversion to patchouli. Also, my beloved cat passed away the day before I saw this, which negated any possibility of empathizing with Llewyn for his animal cruelty. That I can still give this film 3 stars is a testament to the Coens' gifts. The maddeningly simple yet spellbinding Sisyphean loop will not leave my brain.

  • mjgildea's rating of the film Inside Llewyn Davis

    3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Inside Llewyn Davis wasn't at all what I expected but that's neither good or bad here. Very little in the way of the Coens' fingerprints here but the music and cast were great. Oscar Issac was great but by the end and despite probably the point of the movie Davis is just too much of a dick for me to sign off on the movie as a whole. This was like O Brother Where Art Thou's humorless asshole son.

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