Changeling

Changeling
Changeling
  • R
  • 2h 21m
  • 2008
Fresh61%
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Clint Eastwood directs Oscar® winner Angelina Jolie and Oscar® nominee John Malkovich in a riveting and unforgettable true story. Los Angeles, 1928. When single mother Christine Collins (Jolie) leaves for work, her son vanishes without a trace. Five months later, the police reunite mother and son; but he isn’t her boy. Driven by one woman’s relentless quest for the truth, the case exposes a world of corruption, captivates the public and changes LA forever. This emotionally gripping story illustrates the profound power of a mother’s love in “a mesmerizing film that burns in the memory” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh61%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully shot and well-acted, Changeling is a compelling story that unfortunately gives in to convention too often.
Reviews
The Age (Australia)
Philippa Hawker
Fresh

There are moments when it seems as if it wants to be an inspirational story about a person who ref...

June 21, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall
Fresh

Eastwood is a director made for melodrama and this one proves a lot juicier than Gran Torino, with...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Wally Hammond
Fresh

It's a tough movie but also rewarding and inspiring: something of a quiet triumph.

June 21, 2017
Times (UK)
Kevin Maher
Fresh

Changeling, like Letters from Iwo Jima before it, is a mature, thoughtful and sometimes brutal mov...

June 21, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

What a bold, virile, operatic piece of film-making from this 78-year-old director. He is now well...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Suspenseful, overlong drama isn't meant for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this 1920s-set drama recounts real-life events that could be quite disturbing to children and young teens. It examines the disappearance of a young boy who was likely murdered; some upsetting scenes show what might have been his ghastly misfortune. There are some gory images, and wrongfully imprisoned women are treated very badly in a psych ward. Authority figures are unreliable and commit betrayals, and there's some mild swearing (including a few uses of "f--k") and period-accurate smoking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:October 24, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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