I Saw the Light

I Saw the Light

The Story of Hank Williams

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, California :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc.,, [2016].
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 124 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen, rda
DVD, rda
video file, DVD, region 1, rda


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Feb 15, 2018

Tom Hiddleston did a fabulous job with what he had to work with.The rest of movie was disjointed and did not explain about his spina bifida enough.It was to long in most scenes.
Very depressing.Have to say was better than George Hamilton version The Hank Williams story.Can't really recomnend to anyone.

Jan 31, 2018

I am a great fan of Hank Williams' music and despite stellar acting performances, there is little to recommend this movie: not enough music, scenes fell flat, a little long. Too bad, since Williams' contribution to country music was profound and unique.

Dec 26, 2017

Five stars for Tom Hiddleston and the one and only Hank Williams and his music. Kudos to Rodney Crowell and his work with Tom Hiddleston to bring back Hank Williams as close to life as humanly possible.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Feb 19, 2017

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

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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