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Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014)

Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014)



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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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Christina Ricci
as Lizzie Borden
Billy Campbell
as Andrew Jennings
Gregg Henry
as Hosea Knowlton
Stephen McHattie
as Andrew Borden
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Critic Reviews for Lizzie Borden Took an Ax

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

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.

January 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.

January 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.

January 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.

January 24, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

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').

January 21, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Christina Ricci does a haunting turn as notorious hatchet swinger Lizzie Borden.

January 20, 2014 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for Lizzie Borden Took an Ax


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I saw this on Lifetime Network. I found it very interesting, and nicely done. Learned some new things to the case that I never knew..that's always a good thing.

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