UltimateMovieRankings’s review published on Letterboxd:
I have been a huge Coen brothers fan ever since my video store days and Blood Simple arrived in stores. I would recommend Blood Simple to everybody that came into the store....about half would come back and say the movie was great while the other half would say it sucked and I was an idiot to recommend it. Well that 50/50 ratio seems to be how a feel about every Coen movie I see. Since I loved True Grit...my hopes for Inside Llewyn Davis were not too high. Sure enough I did not really like this one....after reading many many glowing reviews of this movie, I know I am in the minority. The music was good...the performances were fine (regular Coen player John Goodman stands tall as usual)...but I found the movie slow paced and eventually never really went anywhere. Perhaps since my lack of knowledge of the history of music in the early 1960s is limited...it is very possible I missed many of the jokes. A well made movie...but not a movie I will ever watch again.