Lizzie Borden Took an Ax


Lizzie Borden Took an Ax

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The true story of Lizzie Borden, a young woman tried and acquitted in the 1892 murders of her father and stepmother.

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Critic Reviews for Lizzie Borden Took an Ax

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  • The movie itself apparently isn't sure the murders themselves are lurid enough. So it adds a few things that didn't happen, plus some 21st-century music.

    Jan 27, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The movie ends on such a note as to cause the audience to wonder how long it will take before "A," of Pretty Little Liars fame, starts leaving Lizzie Borden an incriminating text or two.

    Jan 27, 2014 | Full Review…
  • It's slow and heavy-handed, tedious almost throughout. An average episode of Oxygen's Snapped isn't this dull, and has more interesting things to say about women who kill.

    Jan 27, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Lizzie Borden takes an ax to many assumptions -- including the one that Lifetime movies aren't worth watching.

    Jan 24, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

    Diane Werts

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  • Lizzie comes across more as a whiny, moody teen than a psychotic murderess, and Ricci is much-too-attractive to play the dowdy, crazy-eyed Lizzie familiar from those faded black-and-white photos (just sayin').

    Jan 21, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Christina Ricci does a haunting turn as notorious hatchet swinger Lizzie Borden.

    Jan 20, 2014 | Rating: 3/4

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