In “I Saw the Light”, Tom Hiddleston not only looks uncannily like the legendary country crooner Hank Williams, but he does a brilliant job of imitating the singer’s twanging tenor as well. The film’s production values impeccably capture the Grand Ole Opry as well as the backwoods burgs of the rural south in the early fifties. And the soundtrack is filled with Williams’ tremendous songs. So why, after all that, is the movie still just so…so-so? Quite simply, “I Saw the Light” fails to illuminate the art of its artist. The film never really gets a hold of how the man wrote and sang songs that mattered so much.
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