A feminist retelling of the notorious tale of Lizzie Borden, said to have slayed her mother and father in cold blood. Chloë Sevigny dazzles as the coiled spring Lizzie. When Bridget (Kristen Stewart) arrives, she attracts both Lizzie and her father’s attentions, with fatal consequences.
Riding a wave of interest in true crime that asks deeper questions about how women are treated by society, this is an unsettling but genuinely fresh look at a gory mystery, as much about the horror of the domestic as the axe murder itself.
★★★★ - "A gripping, well-acted and sharply-written low-budget drama." - Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian