HRyan’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’m not a huge fan of the Coen Brothers films, but I really found this film to be truthful. Truthful in the sense that, in life, you don’t get what you always strive to achieve, and you have to put up with so much trash that at a point you can’t take it anymore. There’s a scene where Llewyn talks about how he thought he needed sleep, but it’s a much bigger problem than sleep. I just liked how he drifted throughout each day. He has nowhere to go and wanders from place to place trying to survive and make a semi-honest living. Oscar Isaac is fantastic here, possibly his best performance I’ve seen from him. I dug the music and look of the film. Very cold and bleak, which fits the Coens style and story as well. A thought-provoking film for me at least, and a good one in general too.