• Lizzie (2018)


Release Date: September 14th, 2018

DVD Release Date: December 11th, 2018

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

In 1892 Lizzie Borden lives a quiet life in Massachusetts under the strict rules established by her father. Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in the live-in maid, Bridget, and friendship soon blossoms into a secret romance. But tension mounts in the Borden household, leading to a violent breaking point.

Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jamey Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Kim Dickens, Denis O'Hare, Jeff Perry, Jay Huguley

Director: Craig William Macneill

Genres: Historical drama , Thriller

Production Co: Artina Films, Powder Hound Pictures, Destro Films

Keywords: Father, Rivalry, Transformation, Emotional, House, Friend, Tense, Forbidden love, Murder, Brooding

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    Not everything is spelled out too literally, and both the screenplay and Macneill's sensitive direction leave it to the lead actors to fill in the foreground colors. show more

  • 40
    Rebecca PahleFilm Journal International

    There are disjointed elements here—a modern-leaning script, driftless performances and an overwrought score from Jeff Russo, its clanking piano more suited to an out-and-out Gothic thriller—that Macneill is ultimately unable to wrestle into a cohesive, compelling whole. The result is a dull retread of a story that deserved better. show more

  • 50
    Anthony KaufmanScreen International

    Lizzie is, at best, a powerful showcase for the two actors. At its worst, it’s a tiresome and unappealing exercise in the inevitability of a family’s mutually assured destruction. show more

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