I Saw the Light

I Saw the Light

"The story of Hank Williams"
  • R
  • 2016
  • 2 hr 3 min
  • 5.8  (6,344)
  • 47

The brief life and career of legendary country-music star Hank Williams is the subject of this biopic. The title, which refers to a gospel song performed by Williams, chronicles his stormy early marriage to Audrey Williams, his rise to fame and his early death. The film stars British actor Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams and Elizabeth Olsen as Audrey, his first wife. The movie follows the usual trajectory of hard times, success and decline due to alcohol and drug overuse. The singer's marriage to Audrey makes up much of the film's emotional core. As Williams's musical reputation continues to rise, Audrey, a singer and musician in her own right, wants more of a share in the limelight. The resulting personal and professional rivalry is chronicled through a series of flashbacks and staged interviews. The film's stars do all of their own singing and many of Williams's standards are performed by the principal actors including "Move It on Over" and "Jambalaya."

I Saw the Light
I Saw The Light: That's A Hurtful Thing To Say Son
I Saw The Light: That's A Hurtful Thing To Say Son

Clip - 1 min

I Saw The Light
I Saw The Light

Trailer - 2 min 4 sec

I Saw The Light: Somewhere Else
I Saw The Light: Somewhere Else

Clip - 35 sec

I Saw The Light: You Love Me
I Saw The Light: You Love Me

Clip - 1 min 3 sec

I Saw The Light: Move It On Over
I Saw The Light: Move It On Over

Clip - 1 min 6 sec

I Saw The Light: Honky Tonkin
I Saw The Light: Honky Tonkin

Clip - 1 min 20 sec

Description
The brief life and career of legendary country-music star Hank Williams is the subject of this biopic. The title, which refers to a gospel song performed by Williams, chronicles his stormy early marriage to Audrey Williams, his rise to fame and his early death. The film stars British actor Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams and Elizabeth Olsen as Audrey, his first wife.

The movie follows the usual trajectory of hard times, success and decline due to alcohol and drug overuse. The singer's marriage to Audrey makes up much of the film's emotional core. As Williams's musical reputation continues to rise, Audrey, a singer and musician in her own right, wants more of a share in the limelight. The resulting personal and professional rivalry is chronicled through a series of flashbacks and staged interviews. The film's stars do all of their own singing and many of Williams's standards are performed by the principal actors including "Move It on Over" and "Jambalaya."

I Saw the Light is a 2016 music movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 3 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 47.

I Saw the Light is available to watch free on The Roku Channel Free and Tubi TV. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent I Saw the Light for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2016
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 3 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (6,344)
  • Metascore
    47