I Saw the Light [DVD] [2015]

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  • Release Date: 07/05/2016
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (47 out of 53)

Special Features


  • Commentary with Marc Abraham
  • Illuminating a legend: inside I Saw the Light
  • Talking Hank

Synopsis


I Saw the Light
Tom Hiddleston stars as country-music legend Hank Williams in this biopic about the performer's rise to stardom and tragic death at the age of 29. During his fascinating life -- from his youthful marriage to aspiring singer Audrey Mae Sheppard (Elizabeth Olsen) to his stint on a weekly radio show in Alabama to his residency at the Grand Ole Opry -- Williams struggles with alcoholism and addiction. I Saw the Light received its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Hiddleston
    Tom Hiddleston - Hank Williams
  • Elizabeth Olsen
    Elizabeth Olsen - Audrey Mae Williams
  • Bradley Whitford
    Bradley Whitford - Fred Rose
  • David Krumholtz
    David Krumholtz - James Dolan
  • Maddie Hasson
    Maddie Hasson - Billie Jean



Overall customer rating

4.2
89%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Zzzz

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    Espy84
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    This movie was all over the place. I felt like it went by way too fast, they just put in what they thought were important bits of Hank's life on a screen. Didn't get real sense of who he really was. The actors did a great job, but not enough to save the movie. I would recommend only if you were a super big fan of the actors' or Hank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tom Huddleston was great as Hank Williams

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    reddell
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    This was the very best movie about singer Hank Williams I've ever seen. Even though he is a Brtish actor, his portrayal of Hank Williams was spot on. He even did the actual singing of Hank Williams songs even though you would think it was Hank himself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

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    Mike
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    Tom Hiddleston was fantastic in this role. I saw quite a lot of negative reviews on-line before viewing this but I decided to check it out anyway. If you are a big fan of Walk The Line and Ray like I am you will enjoy I Saw The Light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I Saw the Light is a good story of the remarkable

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    TBone
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    Hank Sr was an incredible influence on American music which eventually carried over to an influence on all music. A staple in country music and a realistic portrayal of the man and his influence. Impossible to duplicate his voice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pulled it off

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    wclewis12
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    I didn't think a british guy could play "ole hank", but Hiddleston did well. The story telling is where the movie loses some luster. But seeing and hearing the music is fun for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting

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    Geoi
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    Gave a side of Hank Williams most people don't know...we know he was a heavy drinker, but the pain that came before and all through his life is heartbreaking. I am still a big fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great life story of legendary musician

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    Meme
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    Excellent life story of the great Hank Williams. Music was fantastic, actors were great, totally entertaining. Even though we all know how it ends, It's a Must See movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie.

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    Tootsie
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    I like Hank Williams and this movie was very well done, Tom Hiddleston was an excellent actor, and singer of Hanks songs, a must see movie if you like Hank Williams.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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