I, Tonya

I, Tonya ★★★½

100 MOVIES IN ONE SUMMER 2020: MOVIE #22

Despite the amount of biopics I’ve seen, I’m not that big of a fan of biopics. I also never researched the whole Tonya Harding scandal, even though I heard that it was apparently huge. Based on these two points, I didn’t know whether or not I would like a Tonya Harding biopic, but I’m glad that I did.

While I, Tonya does hit most of the same beats as other biopics, the movie still manages to be entertaining and fun throughout. I, Tonya’s strongest aspect was easily the acting. Margot Robbie gives her best performance to date, and Allison Janney was great, too. The movie was presented pretty well, but I thought that the editing and camerawork tried too hard to mimic something out of a Martin Scorsese movie at times. I also thought that the CGi during the skating scenes looked terrible, and it looked really out of place, considering how there’s absolutely no CGi present in other parts of the movie. Even with flaws like these, I, Tonya manages to be better than most biopics, and it’s definitely worth a watch.

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