Changeling Synopsis
After her son is kidnapped and later found, a woman insists that the boy is not hers.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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By 6474
If you are at all affected by graphic scenes of brutal murder and torture, DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT SEEING CHANGELING. I AM WARNING YOU. I love powerful dramas, even with a little violence, but THIS...

Great Movie.

Didn't really end the way I wanted, but you can't change a true story. Heads up ; it's pretty long. But it is really good. Had me crying and junk every now and then. A must see. You will be like damn...

A great movie that kept me glued to my seat for all 2 hours plus and I'd have sat for another 2

By Dark_Chameleon
This is a great movie, I could stop there and you'd get the idea but this reallyis a great movie for all its parts, the actors dropped you straight into the story line, Jolie was not her sexy sultry...

Beautiful, Beautiful Film

By pac8864
I think it's apparent that this film is going to do extremely well and that there is big talk of Oscar nods, so i only have a statement in regards to the reviewers claiming that the movie was "too...

good, a must see

By meladawy
the story line very well handled. extremely good....

Million Dollar Baby Duex

By ritzy
GEEEEEEEEEZ. If you are looking for a well-made but extremely disturbing and depressing film, go see this one. It is horrific, especially if you have children. Other than the era and the desire to...


By MikeS3333
I was unaware of the story before seeing this movie. I found this movie to be provocative and disturbing. Normally a 2:20 minute movie would be way too long for me but not in this case. ...

Excellent Cinema

By Seamus512
If this film is not nominated for Best Picture, then there is something definitely wrong with the Academy of Motion Picture Artists. Clint has directed a gem and Andelina's performance was spot on....


By travis bickle
a must see. the film is a little too long, but it is absolutely worth it. clint eastwood proves once again why he is one of the best directors working today and continues to get better with each...

Changeling: Historically fascinating story told with a very heavy hand.

By radio-addict
Eastwood's captured the feel of the era and has chosen a wrenching human drama that's inherently interesting. The story telling is heavy handed though, with the villains and heroes (heroine) both...

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Rated R | For some violent and disturbing content, and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Suspenseful, overlong drama isn't meant for kids.
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