Lizzie is an American Biographic Crime movie released in 2018, directed by Craig William Macneill. It’s a retelling of the case of Lizzie Borden, accused of the murder of her father and step-mother in 1892.
Hello, there! I’m dos Santos, and this is Ulven Reviews, with Movies and series from all over the world and all eras. Today’s review is of the 2018 movie Lizzie.
I like to experiment, so today I’ll try something different. A very quick and basic review.
Lizzie (played by Chloë Sevigny) has many family problems with her father, Andrew Borden (played by Jamey Sheridan), and step-mother Abby (played by Fiona Shaw). So, when the couple is murdered, she’s the prime suspect.
Bridget Sullivan (played by Kristen Stewart), a servant of the house and Lizzie’s secret lover, is a key-witness, the only person who can decide the case in favor or against Lizzie.
The story is compelling by itself, but the movie made it too shallow and with an absurd amount of artistic liberties. Some of it was quite disrespectful with the real historical people, like Abby, the step-mother.
The cast is excellent, and their performances don’t disappoint. I would like to highlight Kristen Stewart, who was known for being bland. That’s long in the past, she’s now a proven actress in several roles, including this one.
The special effects are another thing I really appreciated. The dead father was very accurate and gruesome. There are pictures of the real murdered man on the internet, but I won’t show it here, you can look for it if you’re curious.
Unfortunately, everything else was really awful. The framing is subpar, the movie is full of close-up shots, rarely decently framed, and often of random shit. The colors and atmosphere are decent, though.
I absolutely hated the editing of the movie. The flow is barely coherent, and the film is full of unnecessary, non-sensical scenes that don’t amount to nothing.
I know people that liked it, but in general, it was a negative experience for me.
The great cast and acting weren’t enough to save the movie. Everything else is bad, so I’ll give Lizzie 4 Moons.
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