Lizzie Borden Took an Ax

Lizzie Borden Took an Ax
Lizzie Borden Took an Ax
  • NR
  • 1h 40m
  • 2014
Rotten43%
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A sweltering hot day in Massachusetts, 1892, is pierced by the brutal double murder of Mr. and Mrs. Borden that would stun the nation. Lizzie (Christina Ricci), a wholesome Sunday school teacher and Mr. Borden's youngest daughter, quickly becomes the prime suspect. Now, as her lawyer Andrew Jennings (Billy Campbell) proclaims her innocence, the original good-girl-gone-bad will stand trial in one of the most gripping, gruesome mysteries of all time. Her name will forever live in infamy and the eerie children's rhyme will continue to haunt those that know the story, but the truth is anything but clear.
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Brutal murders, courtroom drama in historical drama.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Lizzie Borden Took an Ax is about a famous historical murder, which is shown repeatedly onscreen. The grisly murders are shot horror-movie style, with a flashing ax, splattering blood, and scary music. The violence is particularly disturbing because it occurs within a family; this is the stuff of a young child's nightmares. The mutilated bodies of both Andrew and Abby Borden are shown repeatedly during the movie. A large portion of Lizzie Borden is also spent in the courtroom; young viewers would swiftly grow bored watching talky testimony. In short, this one is not for young watchers, but mature teens may find the subject matter compelling -- just hope it doesn't give them any ideas.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller
  • Release Date:January 25, 2014
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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