I Saw the Light Poster

Release Date: March 25th, 2016

DVD Release Date: July 5th, 2016

R|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
Singer and songwriter Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston) 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 (Elizabeth Olsen).

Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz, Cherry Jones, Maddie Hasson, Wes Langlois, Wrenn Schmidt

Director: Marc Abraham

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Production Co: Bron Studios, Ratpac Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics, Sony Pictures Classics

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It’s unfortunate that Light feels both too traditional and too concerned with showcasing life behind the music, instead of trying to explain why Williams was one of the greatest American musicians of the last century. show more

  • 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. show more

  • Hiddleston’s intense performance lends a little frisson to an otherwise familiar, if gorgeously-mounted tale about a troubled musical genius who is inevitably, gruellingly, felled by his demons. show more

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