Atom User Reviews for Lizzie

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Loved it! Even though I knew the story, i enjoyed it immensely. Liked the directing style, and it was well cast.

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Metacritic

40
Sep 13, 2018

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.

Rebecca Pahle
Film Journal International
70

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.

Metacritic review by Leslie Felperin
Leslie Felperin
The Hollywood Reporter
50

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.

Metacritic review by Anthony Kaufman
Anthony Kaufman
Screen International