October 19, 2020
Given that most viewers will probably know the gruesome events to which the action is building, it's remarkable how much tension writer Bryce Kass and director Craig William Macneill manage to wring from the tale.
September 14, 2020
For the revelatory work of Sevigny alone, Lizzie is worth a view.
August 27, 2020
Lizzie paints a solid and compelling argument for the suspicious complicity without extending itself beyond its stage play feel.
July 25, 2020
It shoots for Charlotte Perkins by way of Chantal Akerman, but it ends up more closely resembling a thesis hobbled into a screenplay.
March 4, 2020
[Craig William] Macneill's approach might be described as a so-so impression of art-house understatement, with lots of wide-screen compositions that make obvious use of negative space and a flat tone that might be mistaken for dramatic restraint.
February 18, 2020
Alleged killer's dark back story; blood, rape, and language.
October 18, 2019
[Chloë Sevigny's] efforts were not for naught as "Lizzie" is a not only a taut nail-biter, but a vivid character study showcasing the actress' best screen work to date.
September 25, 2019
What lingers at the end of LIZZIE is a feeling of hope acquired at a disastrous cost that will leave its touch on the audience long after the movie is done.
April 20, 2019
Fine acting and the strong cast are a major factor in making this film work.
April 12, 2019
Lizzie puts a Sapphic spin on the Borden saga that ends up being far more a family drama and love story as opposed to a horror movie or thriller as it is billed on Shudder.
April 10, 2019
...the film weaves a new narrative of deep sympathy for Lizzie's situation...but its painfully slow pacing keeps the impactful moments too detached...That being said...Sevigny and Stewart are great...
April 9, 2019
While not the gruesome horror that many fans...might have hoped for, the restraint and respect for the finer details and speculations of Lizzie's case are to be admired
April 9, 2019
Lizzie is heavily influenced by old-school horror flicks, with the soundtrack emphasizing the creaks and groans of the ancient house and the soft glow of a candle turning a hallway into a mass of imposing shadows.
February 20, 2019
To be certain, Lizzie has been made with care and intelligence but it is so devoid of passion or energy that it feels more like a diorama than a drama.
January 31, 2019
Takes its title character out of folk history and rewrites her as a queer proto-feminist battling against the worst excesses of patriarchal power.
January 31, 2019
A thriller that is never unsettling soon becomes a triviality. And that's exactly what Lizzie is.
January 14, 2019
Releasing into an environment where its story feels both relevant and very of its time, Lizzie is a curious mix of genres, and certainly more graphic than you'd expect, but never coheres into a compelling whole.
December 23, 2018
A two-hander with actresses of this calibre should be a humdinger, but very little about this misjudged period drama works properly.