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I Saw the Light

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Marc Abraham

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About the Movie

I SAW THE LIGHT is the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston), who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. Also starring Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson and Wrenn Schmidt.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 144
  • Fresh: 26
  • Rotten: 118
  • Average Rating: 4.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Sadly, the movie is a snooze, but see it just for the magnificent Hiddleston, who honors Williams' greatness but also wriggles beyond it. – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine, Apr 18, 2016

Rotten: "I Saw the Light" isn't just incohesive, but ultimately - and far more frustratingly - incoherent. – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, Mar 31, 2016

Rotten: The feeblest kind of costume drama, where the costumes have more impact than the drama and where the period details serve only as distraction, reminding audiences that things looked different back then and not much else. – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, Apr 1, 2016

Rotten: There's no pop to the story, no excitement; instead of a Williams concert, it's like hearing his songs faintly in the background on a diner jukebox. There's more punch in an obituary of the singer than there is here. – Adam Graham, Detroit News, Apr 1, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Absolutely awful!

I never write movie reviews, but I just could not let this one go. This random mess is hands down the WORST movie I have seen in at least a decade...if not the worst ever! I did not finish watching it... I don't even care what happens to any of these characters in the end. Whoever wrote and directed this incoherent, plotless, chaotic collection of nonsense should maybe retire from film production...because they clearly do not know what they are doing. Whoever concocted this trash must have been high on something...and it would only make sense to them. Charging people money to watch this is criminal and immoral. Absolutely awful!

Hank Sr

Love this movie love Hank Sr love tom Hiddleston amazing film at least rent it you'll be happy you did !

Don't listen to the knucklehead below me...

The movie is based on the real life story of Hank Williams. It's a good movie but of you're like the knucklehead above me, looking for perhaps an action packed film with lots of CGI, special effects and a blaze of glory, save your money because you'll be disappointed.

I Saw the Light
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Special Interest
  • Released: 2016

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