The Eyes of Tammy Faye

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

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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 world’s largest religious broadcasting network, in this rise-n-fall biographical drama. From the director of The Big Sick, co-starring Emmy-winner Cherry Jones (Transparent) and nominee Vincent D'Onofrio (Daredevil).

2021Rating: M126 minsUSA, Canada
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye | Awards

Award Winner
Best Actress (Chastain) and Best Make Up & Hairstyling at the 2022 Academy Awards. Best Make Up & Hair at the 2022 BAFTAs.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye | 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.

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Variety

Variety

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Patchy but glibly watchable...

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

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

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Vulture

Vulture

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

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CNN

CNN

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

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Paste

Paste

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

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

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

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ABC

ABC

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

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

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

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Decider

Decider

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

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye | Release Details

The Eyes of Tammy Faye is available to stream in the United Kingdom now on Prime Video Store and Disney+ and Apple TV and Google Play.