I Saw the Light

I Saw the Light

DVD - 2016
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The story of the legendary 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 meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.
Publisher: [Culver City, CA] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, ©2016.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm.

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LawyerLady
Nov 20, 2017

Great performance by Tom Hiddleston. I grew-up in Montgomery, and I have heard about Hank Williams my whole life, but this movie shone a light on things that are not often talked about there: his alcoholism, wandering eye, and even the fact that Hank Williams, Jr. changed his name after his dad's death! Great film, highly recommend!

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Nursebob
Sep 21, 2017

Unfortunately, despite a knockout performance by lead Tom Hiddleston (who did his own singing), Marc Abraham’s biopic seems to skip a few chapters in Williams’ life resulting in an uneven mix of loose ends and blind alleys which not only fail to convey the man’s popularity but downplay his artistic talents. What we’re left with is a mildly engaging, emotionally neutral story of a handsome hick who sang a few tunes and drank too much. A real pity.

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sbrezzysbrissa
Sep 15, 2017

Hank Williams is irreplaceable but this film is replaceable in ways. It does pay tribute to the late and great Hank Williams but the singing is off. His grandson Hank Williams III should've played the part with his voice and looks identical to his grandfather.

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LD406
Jun 03, 2017

Great movie! Tom Hiddleston did an awesome job portraying such a musical legend as Hank Williams. I really appreciate that the movie focused on the telling of the story rather than exploiting all the rumours and gossip.

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Shellie1_us
May 07, 2017

What a sad end for such a talented man. Tom Hiddleston was excellent, and I understand he sang the songs in the movie. I never realized Hank Williams died so young. I am surprised this movie did not get more acclaim. As good as the Patty Cline Sweet Dreams , or Loretta Lynn Coal Miners Daughter movies, which were huge hits.

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Monolith
Feb 19, 2017

Interesting biopic about Hank Sr. I had no idea his life was so short.

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bwallin
Feb 09, 2017

I loved this movie! I am 74 years old and I still remember hearing Hank Williams's songs on the old radio we had. And I couldn't believe that Tom Hiddleston sang all the songs. I would recommend this movie to anyone who loved the old country music or are just curious about Hank Williams.
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Franln Jan 18, 2017

I was not very familiar with Hank Williams before but now I am more curious about him. Tom Hiddleston is amazing in this role.

AL_JANETH Jan 17, 2017

A story about the last Hank Williams. I enjoyed the story but I mostly enjoyed listening to his songs that were played. I have always enjoyed Hank Williams music.

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amanoletters99
Jan 16, 2017

Really? For a guy who recorded a substantial musical catalogue in a very short time, this film does nothing to reveal the effort he and his fellow musicians spent on recording his songs. Its primary focus is on Hank's marriage and his obsession with chasing skirts. Maybe they should have titled it, Hank Williams: Bad Husband, Good Skirt Chaser. At least that would hold more truthful to the content. I want my 90 minutes back! What a waste of celluloid.

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