I Saw the Light

March 21st, 2016


I Saw the Light

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Release Year: 2015

Rating: 6.5/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Marc Abraham

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Krumholtz

The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.

Writers: Marc Abraham, Colin Escott, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Krumholtz, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Krumholtz, Bradley Whitford, Cherry Jones, Maddie Hasson, Wrenn Schmidt, Josh Pais, Douglas M. Griffin, Jeff Pope, Charlie Talbert, Wayne Pére, David Maldonado, Rebecca Chulew, James DuMont, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tom Hiddleston - Hank Williams
Elizabeth Olsen - Audrey Mae Williams
David Krumholtz - James Dolan
Bradley Whitford - Fred Rose
Cherry Jones - Lillie Williams
Maddie Hasson - Billie Jean
Wrenn Schmidt - Bobbie Jett
Josh Pais - Dore Schary
Douglas M. Griffin - Howard Pill
Jeff Pope - Red Foley
Charlie Talbert - Cliff Rogers
Wayne Pére - Toby Marshall
David Maldonado - Hank's Lawyer
Rebecca Chulew - Performer / Hotel Bar Patron
James DuMont - WB Nowlin


Official Website: Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2015

Filming Locations: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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Did You Know?

During filming, Tom Hiddleston endeared himself to the cast and crew by serenading them at the piano between scenes. At wrap, each day, he graciously shook hands with everyone involved and thanked them for their work, from the janitor to his costars. His clear musical talent and unpretentious behavior on set quelled any suspicions that the Englishman wasn't right for the part. See more »

User Review


Rating: 2/10

I saw the movie last fall, just a few weeks prior to the original release date. I was happy with the choice of Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams. He had the physical look to carry it off and I know he has the talent. I just wish I could say the same with the script.

This story seems to focus on his first marriage and that relationship. Out of everything Hank Williams did, this is what they focus on? Other than the music, they barely touched on everything that made him such a colorful character. It didn't help that there was little chemistry between two lead characters. Lifetime movies have better stories and chemistry.

Tom Hiddleston did a nice job with his singing but that isn't worth watching this movie. Hopefully, this will get buried and someone with more knowledge of Hank Williams can bring more deserving movie to the screen.


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