(January 10, 2016) Original
March 26, 2016
From IMDb: “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.”
Poster Rating: C
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Review: If you already know who Hank Williams Sr. is, then perhaps this might appeal to you. Otherwise, it might have a slight interest to country music fans or Tom Hiddleston fans. That’s where the interests will likely end.
Trailer Rating: B
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Review: The most intriguing thing that you can pick up from the trailer, but only if you’ve done your research, is that Tom Hiddleston does his own singing and sounds like a pretty convincing Hank Williams Sr…that is if the trailer features Tom’s singing or if it’s from Hank’s recordings. Regardless, for biopic fans, especially those who remember films like Coal Miner’s Daughter and Tender Mercies, this will have a great deal of appeal.
The fact that the film was pushed out of the 2015 Oscar competition suggests that it may not be as good as expected. However, other films have gotten a similar relocation and done quite well with Oscar. Tom Hiddleston would be the main reason the film goes anywhere Awards-wise.