I Saw the Light Reviews

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May 7, 2019
Tom Hiddleston's excellent performance as Hank Williams deserved a better film but the performance alone is not enough to save I Saw The Light.
April 3, 2019
I Saw the Light has a fascinating subject...but still ends up rather a plonky misfire.
February 22, 2019
Though there are "steel guitars and weeping fiddles" a-plenty, as a final comment sums up, and despite the good performances throughout, the film still feels like a missed opportunity to get to the heart of its intriguing subject.
February 5, 2019
I Saw the Light is unstructured and slogs its way through the troubled rise and fall of arguably one of country music's most legendary figures.
January 15, 2019
Hiddleston's performance desperately tries to keep "I Saw the Light" afloat, but it can't overcome some serious problems in the film's screenplay and direction.
November 1, 2018
We see enough to make us wish we could see much more with greater clarity.
September 1, 2018
With no emotional attachment to the characters and a plot that struggles to stay interesting, "I Saw the Light" is often dull and a hard sell.
August 27, 2018
For all of the great performances, Abraham chooses to focus on the fussin' and fightin' between Hank and Audrey like a walking talking country song instead of the grit and determination that got Williams to the Grand Ole Opry.
January 2, 2018
It's just like its subject on New Year's Day 1953: The film I Saw the Light is dead on arrival.
November 5, 2017
Feeling like a rough assembly of the deleted scenes of the film we should be watching, it's mind-numbingly flat and passionless.
October 24, 2017
At more than two hours, it's way too long, the pointlessly wobbly camerawork is annoying, and Abraham's distinctly theatrical screenplay often feels as forced and mannered as the acting is, at times, overblown.
October 16, 2017
The pace is leaden, and the story sends you out feeling as if you know little more about Williams than you did when you entered.
October 16, 2017
I Saw the Light is not good, and I don't recommend it.
September 12, 2017
I Saw the Light foregoes spending any real time with the music and the musicians, instead turning its gaze on the pedestrian details of the marital drama between the great man and his wife Audrey.
September 11, 2017
It's like watching somebody else's home movies-interesting for awhile, but not personally involving.
August 29, 2017
The Wikipedia entry on Williams' life has more energy, more sparks, than the whole of I Saw the Light. Hank Williams left a greater legacy than this film will.
August 14, 2017
The posturing, the costume, the mournful wail is there, but there is a distance between the character and the life story of Williams that never fully reaches below the poised surface.
March 21, 2017
I Saw the Light is one of those films that is instantly forgettable and a complete waste of talent from both Hiddleston and Olsen.
January 2, 2017
I Saw the Light doesn't just fail to illuminate Williams' complicated life and his prodigious talent; it can't even capture the dark corners of a man with more than enough to peer into.
January 1, 2017
A handful of domestic scenes prove that the actors, not to mention Hank, would've been much better served by a ballsier script and braver direction.
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