Lizzie Movie Information

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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

Language: English

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.

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Chris Kavan
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Lizzie Has an Axe to Grind

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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