Changeling

To find her son, she did what no one else dared.


Changeling
Angelina enjoyed the asylum in ''Girl, Interrupted'' so much that she went back for more... Set in Los Angeles in 1928, and based on a true story, we follow the battle of a single mother against the LA police force. After her nine-year-old son goes missing for a few months, the police claim to have found him and return a boy to her. They want some good publicity. However, the boy is not her son, and her protests lead to her being incarcerated for being slightly crazy. Meanwhile, some other detectives are on the tail of a notorious serial killer, who murdered 20 young boys.

141 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Michael Kelly, Jeffrey Donovan, Colm Feore, Gattlin Griffith, Devon Conti
Director
Clint Eastwood
ScreenplayJ. Michael Straczynski
MusicClint Eastwood
CinematographyTom Stern
EditingJoel Cox, Gary Roach
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorUIP
Made in2008
Produced byImagine Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Relativity Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageModerate to strong, occasional
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrongly implied, woody places, very disturbing
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis movie has a lot of menace and suspense. Children are the victims, which adds to the intensity of the themes, which are complex and mature.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
0
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
10
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden quote iconFor two hours we share in the turmoil of a real mother, not the world's most photographed woman just playing another part. Forget Walter, Jolie is the real changeling here.
15
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconThis incredible story marks the first time Eastwood's signature themes have found expression through the experiences of a woman, and by omitting any distracting displays by macho males, he only heightens his depiction of the helpless rage and anguish experienced by the victims' families.
18
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconWhile the quality of Changeling is undeniable, it is rather slow, so for anyone looking for edge of your seat sort of stuff might want to think twice.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconClint Eastwood's Changeling made me feel sympathy, and then anger, and then back around again.
18
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconWhile the movie’s best stretches serve as further proof of Eastwood’s mastery, Changeling is also ungainly and unsatisfying at times.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconClint Eastwood's Changeling falls into a common trap: by trying to do too much, it accomplishes too little.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconBut without getting wrapped up in the proceedings, it's too easy to see Eastwood pulling the strings, thus preventing Changeling from being one of his better, morally ambiguous works. Decent but not great.
11
Metacritic.com
38 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
187 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBeautifully shot and well-acted, Changeling is a compelling story that unfortunately gives in to convention too often.
12

What the People say

Internet
21050 Netizens quote iconVery, Very, Good Movie.
16

Average .. 68%

14

Trailer






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