• 2018
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • Directed by: Craig William Macneill
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny, Fiona Shaw, Jamey Sheridan
  • UK release: 14 December 2018

Lizzie Borden (Sevigny) lives with her scrimping father (Sheridan) in 1890s Massachusetts, but then their new maid Bridget (Stewart) has a transforming influence on her. Well-cast, sometimes uneven but pertinent retelling of the Borden case for our times, with Sevigny and Stewart contrasting but very good.

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10 Dec 20183 stars

Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart impress in a pertinent, Me Too infused take on the Lizzie Borden story

The true story of Lizzie Borden is best known to British audiences through the skipping-rope rhyme which begins, 'Lizzie Borden took an axe…' Writers as diverse as Ed McBain and Angela Carter have attempted to read between the lines of the…

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