Lizzie Reviews

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September 14, 2018
The movie's handsome appearance is complemented by assured performances.
September 14, 2018
Lizzie is at war with its own impulses. You can sense there's a sexy overheated melodrama in there, yearning to burst free of its corset.
September 13, 2018
Putting Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny on screen together was a wonderful choice-one that doesn't deserve to be drowned in a torrent of confusing, implausible, and just downright dull ones.
September 13, 2018
As lurid as the tale is, sitting through Macneill's somber movie version is like watching ye olde paint dry.
September 12, 2018
The film moves evenly toward a conclusion that feels as inevitable as it does inescapable, while providing a plausible framework for the still-mysterious true crime.
September 12, 2018
Lizzie attempts a straight-faced and sinister tone that manages to be shocking only in how dull it is, even while being laced with full-frontal nudity and graphic violence.
September 11, 2018
Ms. Sevigny's intelligence and formidable control keep the melodrama grounded. Her empathy for Borden, whose fragile constitution belies a searing will, is palpable, as is the sense of inescapable peril surrounding the two female leads.
April 20, 2018
Lizzie is brutal, historically attuned, and committed to exploring effeminate trauma and retaliation.
January 31, 2018
Unfortunately, the film never quite crosses that line into campy territory, merely teasing what a less serious treatment of Lizzie's story might look like.
January 30, 2018
I spent most of the running time waiting for Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny) to grab the hatchet and wrap things up already.
January 29, 2018
If you want a film with intrigue, murder, and women in love, skip Lizzie and watch Park Chan Wook's "The Handmaiden."
January 23, 2018
Sevigny has been ripe for a juicy role like this for some time.
January 23, 2018
It's a simple story made to rouse modern hearts, and the performances and cinematography are so good, the film nearly pulls off the trick.
January 22, 2018
The problem is the enervated pacing and ludicrous depiction - after much fancy skipping back and forth in time - of the murders themselves.
January 22, 2018
At least it looks good.
January 22, 2018
Lizzie isn't a bad film, but it doesn't accomplish all that it wants to-and all I wanted it to.
January 22, 2018
A sensitive and stylish take on the legend.
January 22, 2018
Lizzie offers speculative explanation, but its theories end up answering a different question: What if Heavenly Creatures was kind of boring?
January 20, 2018
The stylish and haunting Lizzie paints a provocative portrait of a woman driven by passions and left with few options in a society that gave her little agency.
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