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Clint Eastwood directs Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich in a provocative drama based on actual events: Changeling. In the film, Christine Collins' (Jolie) prayers are met when her kidnapped son is returned. But amidst the frenzy of the photo-op reunion, she realizes this child is not hers. Facing corrupt police and a skeptical public, she desperately hunts for answers, only to be confronted by a truth that will change her forever. Los Angeles, 1928: On a Saturday morning in a working-class suburb, Christine said goodbye to her son, Walter, and left for work. When she came home, she… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a tough movie but also rewarding and inspiring: something of a quiet triumph."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"This is one movie where the star really is the star. And delivers a performance of which any actress can be truly proud."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Angelina Jolie evokes every parent's worst nightmare, and provides a career defining performance while doing so."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Jolie is alternately distraught and outraged (in good ways) but Eastwood's film is an odd mix of genres that never quite settles into the one we want to watch."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
"A long cry from her typically one-dimensional heroine roles in films such as Wanted and Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie proves she is more than just a gun-wielding sex symbol."
‑ Anders Wotzke, Moviedex
"Eastwood, who has made fine movies in recent years, has got hold of a humdinger of a story. But he's too detached and lazy here."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"If Changeling lacks the knockout power of, say, Million Dollar Baby, it proves that Eastwood continues to seek out stories that take him places he hasn't been before -- and the audience along with him."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Rich in authentic-looking period detail and punctuated with powerful acting, Eastwood's tale holds you in its firm, grim grip."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"It's a gripping tale, as infuriating as it is jaw-dropping at times, but it also becomes a frustratingly sprawling one here."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"It's a strangely arid piece of filmmaking, handsome, respectful, unsensational and thoroughly lifeless."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
"Clint Eastwood's Changeling falls into a common trap: by trying to do too much, it accomplishes too little."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It is a misfire, a silly and borderline absurd story that cannot excuse its twists and turns with the simple 'a true story' declaration that opens the film."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"What we're left with is a straightforward sob story; a haunting, matter-of-fact depiction of cruel injustice that couldn't fail to touch a nerve in any context."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Digital Spy
"Dreary, Oscar-or-die vehicle"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Angelina delivers a fearless performance in a film that is far from conventional, but oh so lovely to look at."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
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