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1,813 Ratings

I, Tonya

Directed by Craig Gillespie
United States, 2017
Drama, Sport

Synopsis

Competitive ice skater, Tonya Harding, rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt, when her boyfriend intervenes.

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I, Tonya Directed by Craig Gillespie

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2018 | 2 nominations including: Best Lead Actress

2018 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress

Independent Spirit Awards

2018 | 2 nominations including: Best Female Lead

2018 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Female

The fat bodyguard is tiresome in his grotesquerie, but Allison Janney goes beyond simple ludicrousness. Her performance, equipped with shoulder parrot and emphysema hose, exhales malice in an anti–Lady Bird evocation of working-class motherhood.
April 19, 2018
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In her 30s, Harding turned to celebrity boxing to pay the bills, depicted in I, Tonya’s gruesome final scene. . . . But even more wrenching is the only footage of the real Harding shown in the film, over the end credits: she’s performing her 1991 nationals routine and, radiant, lands her historic triple axel. With this, I, Tonya seems to implicate the viewer in Harding’s cultural abasement, rhetorically asking: It should’ve been about the skating, but you didn’t really care about that, did you?
January 04, 2018
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Repeatedly breaking the fourth wall, the film undams a torrent of redundant dialogue and music choices. Director Craig Gillespie and writer Steven Rogers spell out again and again the movie’s obvious points—about class bias, domestic violence, the rigid policing of femininity in sports, America. An intended black seriocomedy curdles into garish burlesque. The biopic becomes the biohazard.
December 08, 2017
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What are people saying?

  • chanandre's rating of the film I, Tonya

    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!

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film I, Tonya

    The landing that I, Tonya needs to stick is proving that there's more to the film than irony. But even before it could get to the end, I felt it was the most fraudulently entertaining film of 2017, a have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too movie that can't find a balance between supposed pathos and urging us to laugh at a tabloid freak show. Scorsese comparisons are superficial—the tracking shots are there, the soul is not.

  • Palmat's rating of the film I, Tonya

    A riveting and heartbreaking story with a careerdefining turn from Robbie who without fear or abandon gives everything to the character. The supporting cast is very good a swell and Janney and Stan gives great performances as truly terible people. The direction is on point and production work evokes the drab 90´s well.

  • Michael H. CLAES's rating of the film I, Tonya

    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

  • Gia de Almeida's rating of the film I, Tonya

    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.

  • Andhika Eka Buana's rating of the film I, Tonya

    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.

  • ig_____or's rating of the film I, Tonya

    "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.

  • Zachary T.'s rating of the film I, Tonya

    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.

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