Movie Review – I, Tonya (2017)

I, Tonya, 2017.

Directed by Craig Gillespie.

Starring Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser, Caitlin Carver, Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson.


The true story of Tonya Harding, who was the world’s best female figure skater despite a deprived background. She found her career derailed after she was implicated in a brutal assault on one of her skating rivals.

“That’s the fucking truth,” rants Margot Robbie in the final moments of I, Tonya. It’s a strangely defiant and self-assured message, given truth is something with which this awards season biopic has a deeply unusual relationship. The film is a muddled and ramshackle drama that blends reality and fiction in a self-conscious attempt to subvert the tropes of the stately awards season drama. It attempts the perfect, elegant triple axel, but lands flat on its face.

Robbie is wide-eyed and crazy as figure skater Tonya Harding,

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