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Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston

I Saw the Light

Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen headline this well-acted but inert biopic about the turbulent life of country singer Hank Williams. The two leads are magnetic--particularly Hiddleston, who does an admirable job of curbing his accent to yodel some notable hillbilly tunes. Sadly, the script give the actors little to work with by sidestepping nearly every dramatic incident in the man's life. The result is a standard-issue music industry biopic involving marital infidelity, drinking and all the usual tropes with almost no curiosity about the reasons behind it all. FULL REVIEW: Tom Hiddleston shines in the role of Hank Williams, but the film just doesn’t sing by Devin D. O’Leary (3/31/2016). 123 minutes R.