I Saw the Light Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 14750

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 6

Theatrical Release Date: 03/25/2016

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/05/2016

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Marc Abraham

Actors: Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Hiddleston, David Krumholtz, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, Cherry Jones

Plot: Biography of country music legend Hank Williams who, despite his inability to read or notate music, would record and write in the 1940s, eventually making it to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. But his addiction to drugs and alcohol would catch up to both his personal and professional life, leading to his death at age 29, but not before changing the face of country music and leaving behind a lasting legacy. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans - wrote on 05/03/2016

'I Saw the Light' is a by-the-numbers musical biopic. It hits the few major points that most stories of tragic artists cover, and it makes quick work of them. A strangely fast-paced telling of Hank Williams' life from the beginning of his marriage, to his abrupt death at the height of his popularity. The at-home drama between husband and wife is one of the main focal points, and the single best aspect of the film. Hiddleston and Olsen are so convincing in their roles that they give us something solid to invest in. It's too bad the movie paints most of the drama with broad strokes as it whizzes onto the next minor event. There are never any big dramatic moments to become emotionally involved with, which is a key to these types of stories. We are mostly left with the usual trials of …

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