I Saw the LightThe film tells the story of the country-western singer Hank Williams who rises to fame in the 1940s, but alcohol abuse and infidelity take a toll on his career and marriage to fellow musician Audrey Mae Williams.
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Critic Reviews of "I Saw the Light"
indieWireJanuary 02, 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.
TIME MagazineApril 18, 2016
Sadly, the movie is a snooze, but see it just for the magnificent Hiddleston, who honors Williams' greatness but also wriggles beyond it.
Globe and MailApril 08, 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.
Toronto StarApril 07, 2016
Hiddleston's uncanny musical performances, all filmed live, help redeem a movie that exhibits the flawed brilliance of its subject.
Toronto SunApril 07, 2016
Saw the Light is not a movie that ever catches fire. One hopes the story will be told again, with more emphasis on what went on inside Hank Williams than on what went on around him.
San Diego ReaderApril 01, 2016
There's some drinkin', some cheatin', some yellin', and some cryin'. But there ain't nothin' here that explains why, as Williams tells us, all kinds of people write to him just to share their troubles.
Reel Talk OnlineMarch 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.
Daily StarDecember 31, 2016
[A] dull biopic of the legend of the Grand Ole Opry.
Movie HabitDecember 12, 2016
The movie misses the unaffected magic of Williams' best songs.
El antepenúltimo mohicanoOctober 04, 2016
Hank Williams deserved better. [Full review in Spanish]
RTÉ (Ireland)July 20, 2016
Hank Williams was a musical colossus and his story is remarkable and fascinating. But you wouldn't think so from this dull and largely charmless film. What a shame.
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