Robert’s Reviews: I, Tonya

Hello Clever People! Welcome to my review for 3 time oscar nominee I, Tonya! This film follows the true story of Tonya Harding, an icon in figure skating due to her supposed involvement with the breaking of her partners leg. Click the video below to watch the review!

Robert Burke
Robert Burke is a 15-year-old film critic currently attending Shasta High School. His love for film started when he was very young, and grows as he learns more and more about it. Robert expresses his love for film through reviews, which can be found on this website every Saturday. Film is not his only passion, as he also loves to act in local productions with Cascade Theater, Shasta College and Riverfront Playhouse. He currently lives in Redding, CA, and hopes to one day be a film director. To view all of Robert’s reviews go to theclevercritics.com.
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3 Responses

  1. jg says:

    Nancy Kerrigan wasn’t her “partner.” She was the competition.

  2. Beverly Stafford says:

    I found Tanya Harding such an unsympathetic person at the time of the Nancy Kerrigan incident that I’m not sure I can even watch the movie. As unfair as this may be, she seemed so flippant during the interviews after the incident that her explanations appeared to be unbelievable. That could be because Nancy Kerrigan was such a favorite at the time.

  3. Lisa says:

    Kerrigan’s leg was bruised, not broken. Since I was alive at the time, I too had an opinion about Tonya Harding which has been somewhat changed by the movie. No news source at the time mentioned that she was abused by both her mother and husband, and what sort of behavior was expected of people in competitive ice skating. I mean, really, fur coats were mandatory? Itching one’s nose is a no-no? Harding introduced a level of non-ice princess athleticism that was not welcome and I can agree with her view that a person should be judged by her triple axel, not the quality of her sequins. In one sense, this movie depicted what it is like to try to succeed when one is saddled with disadvantages and the viewer can wince when she makes the wrong choices. Which is why I liked the movie. It was real, gritty, well acted and an excellent production. Even my husband, who goes more for aliens eating people, was impressed.

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