Lizzie Borden Took an Ax

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Released 2014

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Director:
Nick Gomez (II)
Released:
2014
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In 1892, Lizzie Borden (Christina Ricci) stands trial for the brutal murder of her father and stepmother.

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  • It could have been worse...

    4.5
    but it should have been better. They had Clea DuVall, Christina Ricci & Billy Campbell rockin' this flick but somehow they screwed it up... It wasn't only boring it was sad. Though I blame that on the production team. The actors did great jobs!



    And it's always fun to see the Rocketeer =]



    What was so bad about the movie, you ask. It's not really the historical inaccuracies because who would really have expected they would do things by the facts... facts are not interesting. And the script, while not stellar wasn't awful... So what was it.



    Simply speaking we are dealing with bad editing, effects and pacing. Now to be clear SLOW pacing is not the same as BAD pacing. Believe me, I re-watch every episode of The Big Valley on repeat and the pacing seems fine to me, slow of course but that's just the way shows were back then.



    No it wasn't SLOW pacing or a few iffy edits it was BAD production. It felt like I was watching a Canadian TV series from the 90's but with better actors.



    I even watched the first ep of the series that this movie inspired and it was just like the TV Movie... but, as every show, it deserves the 4 Ep test. So we'll see if it gets any better.moreless
  • Missable!!

    3.5
    The problem with this film is that our tolerance levels for violence, as a society, have increased. We have become somewhat immune and even complacent about the prevalence of violence contained within our sources of entertainment. Whilst Lizzie Borden was notorious in her day, I doubt very much that this case would attract the same notoriety today. Thus 'Lizzie Borden Took an Ax' is merely ordinary. Christina Ricci is safe and predictable casting for this type of character.moreless

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