Feud - Bette and Joan, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: Meticulously crafted, Feud's "Pilot" proves a faithful recreation of a bygone era and the women who ruled it.

Episode Info

In the series premiere, Joan and Bette battle ageism, sexism and each other while making the film " What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"


Jessica Lange
as Joan Crawford
Susan Sarandon
as Bette Davis
Alfred Molina
as Robert Aldrich
Stanley Tucci
as Jack Warner
Judy Davis
as Hedda Hopper
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Critic reviews for Pilot

For the most part it's a good deal of fun, so maybe I'll end up loving it. Or I'll hate it, but goddammit I'll respect it.

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Somewhat elegantly, their dueling points of view are presented as similar, but still at odds with each other.

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

And you thought there was no love lost between Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie!

September 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Like most of Ryan Murphy's work the ballsy intensity is all in the concept... the execution is rather more hit and miss.

September 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Sarandon and Lange become Bette and Joan, bringing with them all of their personal and professional experience to breathe life into two of Hollywood's biggest stars.

September 12, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

[Bette's Baby Jane] is show-stoppingly weird. (I will say this: Accurate as it is, Sarandon's Baby Jane nevertheless looks about three times as polished and pretty as the original.)

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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