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Lizzie Reviews

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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+
November 29, 2018
The effective work of photography and the virtuoso sound design accentuate the climate of oppression and turn the lugubrious house where the action takes place in one more unsettling character of the story. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 29, 2018
Lizzie pulls you into the most intimate aspects and doesn't need moments of shock to generate intrigue. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 28, 2018
Lizzie is sustained by Sevigny and Stewart's portrayals, antiheroes of a story of the past. [Full review in Spanish]
November 27, 2018
Casting LIZZIE - a telling of how the Borden Ax Murders might have gone - as a gothic horror film makes a certain amount of sense. If only they had given the thing a pulse.
November 9, 2018
In a moment where women and femmes are, in unprecedented numbers, demanding that their abusers be held accountable, this period drama is not without comfort.
November 9, 2018
It's another unfortunate case of a good concept and great acting, badly managed, resulting in a promising but, in the end, mediocre movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 1, 2018
Macneill displays a want to serve understanding and compassion to this difficult character, championing study over sensationalization.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 25, 2018
The team has come up with a psychologically realistic but polite work that, like the corsets around Lizzie's torso, feels too buttoned-down and joyless for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 11, 2018
Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart shine in this sobering, unflinching depiction of an infamous cult figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2018
Lizzie is at times compelling and other times listless, a look back at a grisly bit of history that has become a gag, and tries to flesh out the human lives involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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