I Saw the Light

I Saw the Light

I Saw the Light

Tom Hiddleston is legendary country musician Hank Williams in this biographical drama. Co-stars Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Williams’ wife and Bradley Whitford (The Cabin in the Woods) as the one who discovered his talent.

2015Rating: M, Offensive language and nudity124 minsUSA
DramaMusicTrue Story & BiographyFestival & Independent

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I Saw the Light / Reviews

BBC

BBC

The trouble is, the film itself is an unholy mess...

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Variety

Variety

Despite committed performances from Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen... (I Saw the Light) is a dull, unfocused slog.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Hiddleston is not what's wrong with this movie. But damn near everything else is.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

An old-fashioned, hand-tinted postcard that's as inert as it is pretty.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

In the end, I Saw The Light doesn't illuminate enough to show us an entirely compelling Williams.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

A fine portrait of Hank Williams...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Hiddleston and Olsen impress, and the music remains golden, but this is just another by-the-numbers biopic.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A very simple, straight, three-chord biopic which (unlike Hank’s music) avoids sentimentality and trite romanticism.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

An interestingly acted curiosity.

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Independent

Independent

I Saw The Light gives us an exceptional central performance - but one that is entombed in a very dull and listless film.

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Total Film

Total Film

Less a biopic than a dramatised Wikipedia page, every fact, plot point and character beat is played directly on the nose...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Hank Williams often had the occasion to croon a lot of mournful songs, but none of them convey the tragedy of Marc Abraham’s miscalculated biopic...

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