I, Tonya Reviews

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April 5, 2019
I, Tonya becomes a study in stupidity by every player.
November 24, 2018
I, Tonya addresses its questions of truth, history, celebrity, and mythology with the subtlety of blunt force trauma.
November 16, 2018
There are so many threads running through I, Tonya that none get the opportunity to be pulled through to the end, and all feel incomplete.
November 1, 2018
I was surprised by the regressive fat shaming in I, Tonya.
October 30, 2018
Here's a story that's about the tragic cycle of abuse and Gillespie and company try to mine the constant abuse and degradation of Tonya Harding for cheap laughs, as if the cycle of abuse is comical as long the participants are dumb white trash.
June 20, 2018
Furthermore, the film lazily utilises a fake documentary format that only seeks to highlight how much better the story was told in The Price of Gold.
June 13, 2018
Believe me, it pains me to say this as someone who's firmly Team Nancy, but Harding doesn't deserve this.
May 11, 2018
Neither Gillespie nor writer Steven Rogers has the sensibility to lucidly, subtly navigate the black comedic tone for which they reach.
April 2, 2018
I, Tonya is a sympathetic portrayal, made more so by the always engaging Robbie, which may not sit well with some...shifts in tone become more awkward still when it comes to the attack...more of a problem is the absence of Janney in the latter stages.
April 2, 2018
It's a condescending, exploitative piece of awards bait that desperately tries to disguise its lack of insight through mocking self-awareness.
February 22, 2018
Gillespie doesn't pull any punches in Harding's abuse, but at the same time he often seems to play it for laughs, trivialising it with humour and fourth-wall breaking asides that undermine its horror.
February 22, 2018
There's some talking to camera, some breaking of the fourth wall, and a lot of ugliness and unfunny violence, played for laughs, which leaves an unpleasant aftertaste.
February 21, 2018
Gillespie's flippant biopic leans too heavily into lightness. Not only does it remain oddly silent on Kerrigan, but it feels flippant about domestic abuse ...
February 20, 2018
... [director Craig] Gillespie's latest cinematic release fails. With images of women being hit painted as humorous, the film speaks volumes with regards to Hollywood's attitude towards violence against women.
February 15, 2018
Everything about I, Tonya feels too broad and glib to connect with anything real.
February 14, 2018
Tonya's hardships were depicted with straightforwardness; however, the film's narrative was not so effective, perennially wobbling between the cheaply dramatic and the absurdly comic.
January 19, 2018
There hasn't been a piece of warped Americana this ugly since the 2003 documentary Capturing the Friedmans. Harding's humanity means less to the filmmakers than does the possibility of her guilt.
January 16, 2018
Not just a fake biopic, a totally fake biopic!
January 9, 2018
Unfortunately, the film never finds its tone, dithering between ironically sympathizing with Tonya and condescending to her.
January 5, 2018
This is not complexity; this is trying to have it both ways.
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