Lizzie Reviews

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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.
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.
June 19, 2019
cold hard slab of American gothic murder mystery
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.
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 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 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.
December 18, 2018
An absorbing, well-acted psychological thriller that loses its grip as it slips into sensationalism.
December 17, 2018
Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart star in a drama that proves slow and austere until the blood-spattered last lap.
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.
December 14, 2018
It is a slow-moving, intense, rather claustrophobic drama, but with two enthralling performances at its heart.
December 13, 2018
It's a dark and bitter tale, yet still manages to convey a kind of exhilaration.
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