I Saw the Light Reviews

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November 5, 2019
[Tom] Hiddleston mesmerizes. . .Elizabeth Olsen astonishes!
August 24, 2018
I Saw the Light may not be the most exciting biopic to hit the screens as of late, but Hiddleston truly nails the troubled singer.
August 23, 2018
If you can get over the idea of England's Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager) playing country and western legend Hank Williams, then Marc Abraham's picture is a perfectly respectable glimpse of the troubled singer's life and times.
May 8, 2016
Bleak biopics don't have to be grim (think of Raging Bull). But this one is neither illuminating nor able to make the most of the dark.
May 8, 2016
Hiddleston is wholly convincing as the tortured star, performing the songs himself with a satisfyingly deep rumble.
May 5, 2016
An interestingly acted curiosity.
May 5, 2016
One of the better music biopics.
May 5, 2016
Despite some structural wobbles and a disjointed script, this is held together by a barn-storming central turn from Tom Hiddleston and some terrific performance scenes.
May 4, 2016
The film is Hiddleston's by a hair but Olsen very nearly steals it out from under him.
April 21, 2016
Hiddleston and Olsen impress, and the music remains golden, but this is just another by-the-numbers biopic.
April 8, 2016
Hiddleston is compelling as Williams, the king of hillbilly music, noting that when he finds a note he's fond of, "I like to hang on to it." One might say the same about director Abraham.
April 7, 2016
The performances are electric and more or less worth the price of admission.
April 7, 2016
Hiddleston's uncanny musical performances, all filmed live, help redeem a movie that exhibits the flawed brilliance of its subject.
April 7, 2016
The best thing about this movie may be that it drives people to seek out the original.
April 6, 2016
A movie that takes the bare skeleton of Williams's life and strips it of muscle, meaning, and context.
April 6, 2016
Hiddleston's performance outshines the script in 'I Saw the Light.'
April 1, 2016
The film depends on the main star's performance to carry the story along, and Tom Hiddleston does just that.
April 1, 2016
Standard biopic stuff, but strong cast. Loki can sing (and play).
April 1, 2016
Tom Hiddleston puts in a performance as Williams that ranks with that of Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in "I Walk the Line." And Hiddleston gets to do it in a better movie.
March 31, 2016
Unfortunately, not all of "I Saw the Light" is compelling. Despite Hiddleston's masterful portrayal, Abraham's script is very uneven --- and it's all about the writing.
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