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Lizzie Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 30, 2019
A thriller that is never unsettling soon becomes a triviality. And that's exactly what Lizzie is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 21, 2018
Despite all it has going for it, Lizzie is a stilted affair that leaves its gifted actresses adrift.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 19, 2018
Retelling the story from the female perspective, it's rather sterile at times, hampered by flaccid pacing. But Sevigny is unforgettable as Borden.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 18, 2018
An absorbing, well-acted psychological thriller that loses its grip as it slips into sensationalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 17, 2018
No one could watch the climax, complete with axe swishes, nudity and arterial spurts, and call the film bloodless exactly, but it is curiously wan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 17, 2018
Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart star in a drama that proves slow and austere until the blood-spattered last lap.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2018
Sevigny is compelling, Stewart less so, and there are few surprises. A bit TV. But not in the good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 14, 2018
Performances are the saving grace of a film which, while certainly not lacking in dramatic heft, seems more preoccupied with sexing up the scandal than getting to grips with those at the centre of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2018
It is a slow-moving, intense, rather claustrophobic drama, but with two enthralling performances at its heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 13, 2018
It's a dark and bitter tale, yet still manages to convey a kind of exhilaration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 13, 2018
The element of horror is treated circumspectly, almost dispassionately, as if to douse its mythic element in as much cold reality as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 12, 2018
The leading ladies are superb. Sevigny's career has been all about taking risks and experimenting from the beginning, and she's a natural fit for this daring, mostly successful big-screen take on the alleged murderess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 11, 2018
Sevigny and Stewart deliver superbly expressive performances that rely on eye contact and physicality far more than words.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 10, 2018
You also have to appreciate positive things like the music and photography, in addition to the art direction, that make Lizzie a good film that, without a doubt, could have been better. [Full review in Spanish]
December 10, 2018
[An] uneven but well-acted and pertinent drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2018
Lizzie doesn't do much to distinguish itself, either as a morbid slice of feminist mythmaking or as a brooding work of psychological portraiture.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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