Overall Rank: 11504
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 5
Theatrical Release Date: 09/14/2018
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/11/2018
Genre: Biography, Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Craig William Macneill
Actors: Kristen Stewart, ChloŽ Sevigny, Kim Dickens, Fiona Shaw, Denis O'Hare, Jeff Perry
Plot: Based on the 1892 true story of Lizzie Borden, whose murder of her family has led her name to be infamously remembered long after the crime, but the motives behind the attack have also long been overlooked. -- Chris Kavan
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Indyfreak - wrote on 02/27/2019
Historical drama based off the infamous Lizzie Borden case that is also part psychological thriller and includes a forbidden romance. The mood is suitably dark and the performances are reserved yet quietly intense.
Full Movie Reviews
Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/06/2018
True stories are always so much better when there is room for speculation. The story of Lizzie Borden has been told and re-told through books and film with plenty of theories put forth. What is known is that on August 4, 1892, Lizzie's father and step-mother were brutally murdered, with an axe being the weapon of choice. Following a sensational trial, with Lizzie as the main suspect, she was ultimately acquitted, though the reputation she garnered stayed with her for the rest of her life.
In this film, Lizzie (ChloŽ Sevigny) is presented as a sheltered though quite forward woman. Her father, Andrew (Jamey Sheridan) tries to keep her in check, but she does scandalous things like go out at night unaccompanied and remains unmarried despite her advancing age. She shows little but contempt …
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