5.7/10
5,573
52 user 94 critic

I Saw the Light (2015)

Trailer
2:05 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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.

Director:

Marc Abraham

Writers:

Marc Abraham, Colin Escott (book) | 2 more credits »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

High-Rise (2015)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller
Out of Darkness I (2013)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

It's an an Independent Award Winning Short Film by Manjinder Virk. (Contains themes about war, death and loss)

Director: Manjinder Virk
Stars: Riz Ahmed, Asheq Akhtar, Jimmy Akingbola
Out of Time (2012)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two time-traveling tourists from the future visit present day London.

Directors: Josh Appignanesi, Jonathan De Villiers
Stars: Michelle Dockery, Tom Hiddleston
Coriolanus (2014)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a war hero, banished from his home, seeking to come back.

Director: Tim Van Someren
Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Mark Gatiss, Hadley Fraser
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Director: Terence Davies
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Ann Mitchell
Jaguar: Rendezvous (Video 2014)
Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Why Brits play the villains in Hollywood? Its good to be bad.

Director: Tom Hooper
Stars: Cassandra Bell, Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hiddleston ... Hank Williams
Elizabeth Olsen ... Audrey Williams
Bradley Whitford ... Fred Rose
Cherry Jones ... Lillie Williams
Maddie Hasson ... Billie Jean Jones
Wrenn Schmidt ... Bobbie Jett
David Krumholtz ... James Dolan
Josh Pais ... Dore Schary
Wesley Robert Langlois Wesley Robert Langlois ... Don Helms - Steel
Joshua Brady ... Sammy Pruett - Guitar
Casey Bond ... Jerry Rivers - Fiddle
Michael Rinne Michael Rinne ... Lum York - Bass
Will Beinbrink ... Jim Denny
Todd Barnett ... Gas Station Attendant (as Steven Todd Barnett)
Richard Jackson ... Boyette
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The story of Hank Williams.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Hank Williams Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,471, 27 March 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,646,468, 5 June 2016
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In an interview with the New York Times, published on March 20, 2016, director Marc Abraham said he felt it was important to show the fiery nature of the relationship between Hank Williams and his first wife, Audrey. He said "That was the fire. That's where the songs come from." See more »

Goofs

(At 00:24) As Audrey Williams is approaching the microphone in the radio studio you can clearly hear Hank say "She is slowly approaching the microscope" not "microphone". See more »

Quotes

Hank Williams: Man sings a sad song, he knows the sad.
See more »

Connections

References Small Town Girl (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Home in San Antone
Written by Fred Rose
Performed by The Saddle Spring Boys
With permission from Sony/ATV Music Publishing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great acting could not overcome the bad writing. Worth seeing, but temper your expectations.
5 July 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"A man sings a sad song he knows is sad." Hank Williams (Hiddleston) is a country music legend. He has sung and written some of the best song in this and any genre. He also had some demons that destroyed him. Pain and hurt that he felt and caused led to his classic body of work, and ultimately his untimely death. This is a very hard movie to review. After the huge success of Ray and Walk The Line it is a tall order to live up to those two. I wondered why this didn't get a big release, especially considering the Avengers connection. After watching this I can see why. The acting is great. Hiddleston embodies Hank and even does his own singing. Olsen does a spot on job as Audrey and portraying the struggles she went through. The music and performances are a treat to watch. All that said, the movie itself came off as flat and a little uninspired. It was missing something that the other two had and it ultimately ended up hurting the movie and making this a huge disappointment, for me at least. Overall, great acting could not overcome the bad writing. Worth seeing, but temper your expectations. I sadly give this a B-.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 52 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed