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I Saw the TV Glow

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Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.


  • Justice Smith
  • Amber Benson
  • Brigette Lundy-Paine
  • Emma Portner
  • Danielle Deadwyler
  • Conner O'Malley
  • Danny Tamberelli
  • Michael C. Maronna
  • Helena Howard
  • Ian Foreman

Atom User Reviews

3.9 out of 5
Verified Review

I love not fully knowing what I'm going into. This movie, while not the letter to me, I saw who it was for and it was dissociating beauty. So many questions and little messages that make me want to see it again under a new lense. A24 films often I find best not trying to make sense the first watch, so I'm excited for my second, to great the story like a friend I'm getting to know better. the visual was glorious and the soundtrack was glorious. The main actor was well chosen and portrayed the character phenomenally!

Ezequiel M
Verified Review

Horrible movie. Wouldn’t watch it again if you paid me. The entire movie felt like a Bollywood movie. It was sloooowwwww and it just randomly ended

Thomas T


Jan 25, 2024

The film gives good insight into the confusion and fear we may face when exploring our sense of self.

Patrice Witherspoon
Screen Rant
Jan 20, 2024

I Saw the TV Glow marks a remarkable progression for Schoenbrun as both writer and director, a more substantive, if still challenging, narrative married with an incredible, expanded ability to fully immerse us in the visuals they have created. It’s made with such transportive precision that I can still feel it as I write.

Metacritic review by Benjamin Lee
Benjamin Lee
The Guardian
Jan 20, 2024

I Saw the TV Glow manages to be enveloping without being inviting and to offer a sense of emotional intimacy without requiring that those emotions be comprehensible.

Metacritic review by Alison Willmore
Alison Willmore
New York Magazine (Vulture)