• Released
  • October 24, 2008
  • R , 2 hr 20 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 7,454 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: After her son is kidnapped and later found, a woman insists that the boy is not hers.

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Critic Ratings

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A disturbing film about grim subject matter, but the overall experience is more exhilarating than saddening. There's just something...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
In Changeling Eastwood continues to probe uncomfortable subjects to depict the individual and even existential struggle to do what is right.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Jolie is inspired casting. She plays the role like a gathering storm, moving from terror to a fierce resolve. And Eastwood, at the peak of...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Jolie, Malkovich and Geoff Pierson, as a lawyer who takes Collins' case before the Police Board, are very good at what they do very well....
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While the neo-Gothic tale is inherently intriguing, the film should inspire strong emotion, but deliberate pacing and a contained sense of...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While components of Eastwood's film are excellent, in particular Kelly's quietly tenacious performance and the evocative period details,...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The script is compelling, the direction confident, the production values professional. But it does not, in the end, feel real.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As Changeling strains toward its mawkishly optimistic conclusion, the old-fashioned moviemaking that Eastwood settled into doesn't suit...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The trouble with Changeling is that it plays less like reality than like a bare-bones, moralistic rehash of other, better movies, such as...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
J. Michael Straczynski's disjointed script manages to ring false at almost every significant turn (Collins' psychiatric-hospital stay has...
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Rated R | For some violent and disturbing content, and language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Suspenseful, overlong drama isn't meant for kids.
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