Alison Janney deserves the world. Tough love only works on tough people. That court scene is amazing. It's like America is on the stand saying sorry. Very moving. Margot sure became a great actor. And fuck you wife beaters!
Unclassifiable, exciting & totally interesting film. How Tonya's thirst for recognition & the desire for notoriety of her toxic environment did ruin her worthy efforts. Great cast & awsome soundtrack == Film inclassable, passionnant & totalement intéressant. Comment la soif de reconnaissance de Tonya & le désir de notoriété de son environnement toxique ont ruiné ses méritoires efforts. Prodigieux acteurs & BO géniale
Robbie has become a very good actress but - for me - Janney completely steals the show. It's a great movie, don't get me wrong, but it's just so focused on the mess in Harding's life, her upbringing, constantly reminding the audience of how 'white trash' the characters are, just seemed pointless and exaggerated. The soundtrack manages to underline that even more. I would have preferred a more serious take on it.
A film that could give THE BIG SHORT a run for its money for one of the most extraordinary directorial 'level up'. Who could have guesses a man behind FRIGHT NIGHT and MILLION DOLLAR ARM can make a film this fluid and energetic. Replace 'Craig Gillespie' with 'Martin Scorsese' in the title card and I wouldn't realize.
"America, they want someone to love, they want someone to hate." Fearless Margot Robbie gave me life... but let's face it, she didn't pull a Charlize-Theron-on-Monster, and still looked way too beautiful for this role, despite the messy hair and ugly costumes. Alison Janney stole every second onscreen.
Riffing on Scorsese is a dangerous game -- see obnoxious fare like "American Hustle" or "Middle Men" -- but it never traps "I, Tonya." Quite the opposite. Playful, gritty, and heart-winning, thanks in no small part to Queen Margot, Allison Janney, and a killer soundtrack.
A wildly disjointed film with mixed messages lacking a clear vision. There's a handful of compelling performances that keep the film moving along, but in the end, I, Tonya is just like a failed triple axel: ambitious, ungraceful and a big "what if."
"I, Tonya" hurtles out of the gate with vision and confidence, telling a uniquely American story in a carefully modulated tone that at times feels like "Boogie Nights" as directed by Christopher Guest. A last minute decision to implicate the viewer in Tonya Harding's fate rings false - a large part of the film's target audience wasn't even born yet in 1994 - but Margot Robbie proves absolutely iconic in the role.