The Eyes of Tammy Faye

critic Reviews

, 66% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye might have focused more sharply on its subject's story, but Jessica Chastain's starring performance makes it hard to look away.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    A big part of me wants to give The Eyes of Tammy Faye a hard time for being too nice.
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    Alissa WilkinsonVox
    Still, this exceptionally well-cast version of Tammy Faye's story does manage to tap into a cultural moment with reverberations we continue to feel today.
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    David SimsThe Atlantic
    While the resulting narrative feels disappointingly routine, the movie is worth watching for Chastain's makeup-caked and brassy performance alone.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    [Its] high points are only intermittent, owing to the particulars of the film's direction and the movie's deference to the conventions of the bio-pic genre.
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    Peter TraversABC News
    Firing up the Oscar race for Best Actress, a virtuoso Jessica Chastain raises up this formula biopic about televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker by redeeming her reputation as a cultural joke in clown makeup and finding the soul beneath the sparkle.
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    Max WeissBaltimore Magazine
    Most things I thought I knew about Tammy Faye Bakker were wrong. And I really enjoyed getting to know her.
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    Caitlin KennedyBut Why Tho? A Geek Community
    The Eyes of Tammy Faye shows unearned mercy to its subject but does it with such style that all sins are forgiven. ... Jessica Chastain's performance is destined to be canonized as a career great!
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    Kayleigh DonaldsonPajiba
    The Eyes of Tammy Faye has two jobs to complete: Give Jessica Chastain an awards-worthy showcase and add new layers to the story of an oft-derided public figure. The former is a slam dunk, but the latter could use some work.
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    Vivian KaneThe Mary Sue
    There is no question that this is Jessica Chastain's movie through and through.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Jessica Chastain nails the look and personality of Tammy Faye Baker, and the movie is decidedly in Tammy Faye's corner.
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