The Eyes of Tammy Faye

126 mins
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Jessica Chastain (in an Oscar-winning performance) and Andrew Garfield are Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker, leading televangelists who created the... More

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye | Ratings & Reviews

Jessica Chastain's efforts elevate this televangelist biopic, bringing a winning warmheartedness to her humanising portrayal of Tammy Faye Bakker - with cheeky and comic touches to match the pic's frequently camp tone.

"It has a prosaic, down-the-middle, one-thing-after-another quality."


"(Chastain) sells it to the very end, consistently rising above what she’s been given..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A grotesque clown show."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Everything around that whirlwind of an acting turn feels under-considered."

"The Bakkers were many things to many people: appalling, inspiring, laughable, sad. This movie succeeds in making them dull."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Jessica Chastain is the only reason, though a good one, to see The Eyes of Tammy Faye."

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

"Patchy but glibly watchable..."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"(It) turns the fallen televangelist into a camp curiosity."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"The Eyes of Tammy Faye may have fake eyelashes in abundance, but it has no teeth."


"It's a terrific performance... But it comes in the service of a movie that doesn't measure up to it."


"The weary and plodding story putters along the redemption arc's curve, losing faith even in itself along the way."


"(Chastain is) the only reason to see this biopic of the disgraced televangelist and LGBTQ icon - but it’s a blessed enough reason..."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Combines biopic, satire, and camp to no discernible purpose."

Boston GlobeBoston Globe

"A virtuoso Jessica Chastain raises up this formula biopic... (by) finding the soul beneath the sparkle."


"The conventional bio-pic... turns a complicated person into a simple character."

The New YorkerThe New Yorker

"Exceptionally well-cast..."


"The movie’s conventional angles make it feel like a lost opportunity, a lazy and formulaic outing leaning too heavily on its charismatic star."


The Eyes of Tammy Faye | Details

Award winner
Best Actress (Chastain) and Best Make Up & Hairstyling at the 2022 Academy Awards. Best Make Up & Hair at the 2022 BAFTAs.
Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin
USA, Canada

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