I, Tonya

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Led by strong work from Margot Robbie and Alison Janney, I, Tonya finds the humor in its real-life story without losing sight of its more tragic -- and emotionally resonant -- elements.

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Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie's I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding's life and career in all of its unchecked--and checkered--glory.

Cast

Margot Robbie
as Tonya Harding
Sebastian Stan
as Jeff Gillooly
Allison Janney
as LaVona Golden
Paul Walter Hauser
as Shawn Eckhardt
Julianne Nicholson
as Diane Rawlinson
McKenna Grace
as Young Tonya Harding
Caitlin Carver
as Nancy Kerrigan
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Critic Reviews for I, Tonya

All Critics (375) | Top Critics (54) | Fresh (336) | Rotten (39)

  • It leaves a sense of several stronger movies half-buried beneath a mish-mash of the poignantly heart-rending and the outlandishly farcical, and just about salvaged from mediocrity by its one sensational turn.

    February 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A furiously engaging movie that features Margot Robbie in an ice rink, Margot Robbie at the action end of brutalising domestic abuse and, most significantly, Margot Robbie transforming fourth-wall breaking into a nearly sublime art form.

    February 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • One of those rare films that gets better as it continues.

    February 22, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Compellingly stumped by its own heroine, the film simply can't make its mind up about Tonya Harding. If it did, it wouldn't get away with being such a blast.

    February 22, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • What does emerge from every account is that Tonya Harding was a force of nature, single-minded, very tough and always ready to keep on fighting, even if she had the fatalistic view that people from her background simply weren't allowed to become winners.

    February 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A good story, told with flair if not finesse.

    February 21, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I, Tonya

  • Jun 08, 2020
    A clever interpretation of a bizarre event in skating history. It uses a comical narration breaking the third wall at times. Robbie shines and makes you care somewhat for a unlikable person whose upbringing never gave her a chance as an adult. Janney steals the show as her foul mouthed uncaring mother and Sebastian Stan is also good as her violent and out of control husband. The superior soundtrack also makes the movie watchable. It is worth watching for sure. 06-07-2020
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Apr 30, 2020
    Excellently directed picture by Craig Gillespie with sharp wit. Margot Robbie is one heck of an actor. But, I can't help but feel that she's miscast in the role of Tonya Harding. The troubled figure skater was layered in muscles and that physical presence was one of the reasons the snobs at the U.S. Figure Skating Association disliked her. Nonetheless, Robbie hits all the emotional points.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2019
    I'm not sure the movie wanted me to, but I for one wasn't on Tonya's side for a second. I wasn't on her horrible mother's or the asshole boyfriend's either, mind you. I just don't buy the "blame the public for always wanting a scandal to follow" attitude. It's pretty damn entertaining and full of great performances to follow dumb, egomaniac people making really stupid decisions for two hours. Almost made me feel like Fargo.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2018
    Based on a true story, I, Tonya is a remarkably compelling and tragic tale of ambition. The story follows the life of US figure skating champion Tonya Harding, from her beginnings as a young child in an abusive home to the scandal that ruined her career. Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, and Allison Janney all give excellent performances; especially Robbie, who has tremendous screen presence. And the script is incredibly well-written, with an unconventional narrative that constantly breaks the fourth wall. Additionally, the film has a subtle comedic wit and uses dark humor to lighten the tone. Also, the soundtrack does an amazing job at capturing the emotional resonance of the characters. A smart and well-crafted biopic, I, Tonya looks beyond the controversy and finds the humanity.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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