#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – On a scorching, hot summer day in 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden returns home to the house she shares with her father Andrew, stepmother Abby and sister Emma. But, unlike any normal day, Lizzie encounters the bloody scene of her parents violently murdered. Police quickly question multiple suspects in town, but evidence keeps pointing back to the Borden’s youngest daughter Lizzie, the seemingly wholesome Sunday school teacher, as the prime suspect. Lizzie’s lawyer, Andrew Jennings, proclaims her innocence arguing that it is inconceivable a woman could commit the heinous crime of brutally murdering her family with an ax. Or is it? Lizzie is put on trial for the murders, both in the courtroom and in the press, sparking a widespread debate about her culpability. As the case rages on, the courtroom proceedings fuel an enormous amount of sensationalized stories and headlines in newspapers throughout the country, forever leaving Lizzie Borden’s name in infamy.
Plot: Lizzie Borden Took An Ax chronicles the scandal and enduring mystery surrounding Lizzie Borden, who was tried in 1892 for axing her parents to death. As the case rages on, the courtroom proceedings fuel an enormous amount of sensationalized stories and headlines in newspapers throughout the country, forever leaving Lizzie Borden’s name in infamy.
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Very good TV movie/mystery/crime drama, but with laughable soundtrack
My wife and I both enjoyed this movie, and she had just recently read a book on the case. The story was well-told and left open for interpretation, for most of the movie, to whether she was guilty or not. The acting was excellent and the period costumes were as well. However, whoever allowed this soundtrack to be used tried their best to ruin the whole experience. I don’t think a thriller/mystery set in 1892 should have 21st-century electric/amplified rock music inserted, especially in the first half of the movie. To have a scene or a transition of a movie set in the 1890’s interrupted by an amplified guitar and keyboards with the nauseating “Oooooo, boy!” was not only ridiculous, after a while we started laughing and wondering when the next inappropriate music would come bursting in. Overall, however, it’s a very good TV movie.
A bizarre and meandering sort of history/crime thriller
I had heard a little about this film and I was intrigued as a student of history. I also enjoy Christina Ricci as an actress and I suppose I had decent expectations of the film. I think the potential for a really great unique thriller exists in this story but they went about it the wrong way. I think they were perhaps trying to appeal to the younger crowd and at the same time making something unique which this is so they accomplished that. The script just needs a ton of editing and some tightening certain spots and just generally more climax to it. The way they lay out this story it could be done and told in a half hour. The film is lacking a definitive direction or spark that would keep you riveted. This is one of those movies that disappoints me even more because it isn’t a bad movie and it amplifies the potential that existed but they miss the mark almost completely. The cast is very nearly excellent and they all do a great job but the script does not give them enough to justify their good to great performances. I would guess (I have not looked at the director yet) that they are inexperienced and perhaps trying to carve their name into the film without much luck.
Christina Ricci is a very talented actress. She has had some great roles and really grown up on screen. She does an excellent job playing the emotionally turbulent Lizzie Borden. I think the role could have had so much more depth and she could have pulled it off but she does great with what they gave her to work with. I very much enjoyed Stephen McHattie’s role as Andrew Borden, Lizzie’s father. It is a small role but he’s effective in it. I know I keep harping on this but there was more story to be told and he is a character that could have been given more depth before his untimely demise. Billy Campbell was especially good as Borden’s attorney. He shows a lot of passion and charisma in the court scenes and his chemistry with Ricci is decent. Clea DuVall is good as Borden’s sister Emma. She doesn’t get a lot of scenes but what she does is good. Gregg Henry is as good as Campbell as the prosecution in the case. He is someone who takes his role very seriously and it shows in his good performance. The rest of the supporting cast are all good but its hard enough for the main cast to get enough to sink their teeth into let alone the supporting.
I was both wrong and right by earlier stating the director was likely inexperienced. Nick Gomez has a long and varied career nearly entirely in Television. Now this isn’t a bad thing but there is a big difference between a feature film and TV. I do think he was trying to make his mark with this but he tried too hard and not hard enough all at once. A talented writer could have really nailed this script but why Stephen Kay was hired to do it after a 15 year writing hiatus is beyond me. Its rushed and not enough time is spent developing this really interesting story from history. The last half hour of the film is probably the best with the final courtroom scenes and the wrap up. Part of the issue is that the film doesn’t take a side in the case at all. One minute you think they’re implying her innocence and the next they’re implying her guilt. They just touch on her emotional problems, potential abuse and family trouble but its not enough in my opinion. The decision to use metal music and modern rock in the soundtrack was a poor one. I know they were trying to be unique but its distracting and seems very out of place (obviously.) There are some very gory scenes (as much as you can expect from a TV film) and the performances are good. Its perhaps worth seeing once but its an unfortunately forgettable mis-step. Hopefully someone in the future will really do the Lizzie Borden story justice. 6/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Nick Gomez
Writer Stephen Kay
Actors Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall, Gregg Henry, Stephen McHattie
Awards 3 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital