Born in Flames Reviews

February 15, 2016
Borden's exhilarating collage-like story stages news reports, documentary sequences, and surveillance footage alongside tough action scenes and musical numbers; her violent vision is both ideologically complex and chilling.
December 10, 2008
Lizzie Borden's 16mm independent production, which took some two years to complete, appears to have all the advantages and the disadvantages of a home movie.
June 24, 2006
Borden charts the explosive coming together of the women as they forge their own liberation, handling her story with audacity and making even the driest argument crackle with humour, while the more poignant moments burn with a fierce white heat.
May 20, 2003
Born in Flames, while inventive, is also much too diffuse and overcrowded.
May 30, 2001
Interesting as a historical curio but nearly unwatchable as entertainment.
January 1, 2000
Made piecemeal over a number of years and first released in 1983, this 90-minute comic fantasy has lost little of its radical edge.