I, Tonya Reviews

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February 23, 2018
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
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 22, 2018
One of those rare films that gets better as it continues.
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 ...
January 12, 2018
[Robbie] transforms what could easily have been just another grotesquerie in a grand guignol into a fully rounded, albeit unsympathetic, character.
January 8, 2018
[Margot] Robbie's screen presence makes her seem, at first blush, more suited to play Kerrigan. But just a few minutes into I, Tonya, I found myself captivated by the anger and blunt physicality that define Robbie's performance.
January 5, 2018
"I, Tonya" turns her tragedy into triumph.
January 4, 2018
I, Tonya seems to implicate the viewer in Harding's cultural abasement, rhetorically asking: It should've been about the skating, but you didn't really care about that, did you?
January 4, 2018
Margot Robbie doesn't much resemble the real Harding but plays the role with gutsy brio.
January 4, 2018
It is, for much of its running time, undeniably entertaining.
December 28, 2017
Robbie is taller, bigger than the tiny, fierce Harding, but she gets the athlete's forward drive, and the anger that seemed to fuel the dynamo, and when life hands Tonya lemons, Robbie sets her jaw and bears down.
December 22, 2017
Gillespie's insistence on comedy in place of what's largely missing from the film - perspective, pathos - falsely energizes the story. It's sped up but feels hollow. A spinning compass whose needle is about to snap.
December 22, 2017
I, Tonya is kitschy and smart and funny and insightful, and sometimes sobering.
December 21, 2017
Robbie delivers a performance that is breathtaking to behold, almost to the point of exhaustion.
December 21, 2017
A pointed satire on athletic ambition and class conflict that's fueled by a biting sense of humor and a couple of knockout performances.
December 21, 2017
With a less compelling lead performance, the movie's dodgy limitations and flashy, facile editing and cross-cutting might've proven insufferable.
December 21, 2017
Robbie ... captures both Harding's radiance and the vulnerability of her frayed edges. It's a great performance that can make the movie feel better than it actually is.
December 20, 2017
The film softens the bouts of cruelty with an abiding sense of humane, if absurdist, comedy, smoothing out the tonal shifts that may have you gasping in horror one minute and laughing the next.
December 20, 2017
Who would have ever imagined Tonya Harding as the subject of a great movie?
Top Critic
December 12, 2017
Tonya's been a punching bag for everyone, including the public. And yes, the film implicates us in that. But her defiance grows with every heckle, including her mother's.
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