Excerpt: (Note: There are some plot spoilers in the review below about a secondary storyline not shown in the advertisement/trailer and a few other things you may want to skip if you plan on seeing the movie.
Excerpt: Since 2003’s Mystic River , Clint Eastwood’s career has been nothing short of stunning. That’s not necessarily because his films are masterpieces, but because he continually one-ups himself in terms of quality. Changeling is his latest, a fantastic, gripping, and at times unnerving story of a mother desperately searching for her missing son with help from almost no one in a position to do so.
Excerpt: Whenever a film is supposed to be set in a time period other than the present-day of when it was made, you get little jibs and jabs about when the film is taking place. Of course you have the infamous ‘ Ronald Reagan ? The Actor?’ from “Back to the Future” (1985) or jabs at the Cubs winning the World Series in the super futuristic 2015 future of “Back to the Future: Part II” (1989), but even the serious period dramas take this lip service to heart as a way of trying to...
Conclusion: 'Changeling' may not be among Clint Eastwood's best movies, but is nonetheless a solid period drama with strong performances and an interesting story. The Blu-ray looks and sounds great, though the supplements are a bit thin. The disc is certainly worth a look.
Conclusion: Changeling represents another challenging and complex entry into Clint Eastwood's impressive run of exceptional filmmaking. Mr. Eastwood's effortless consistency at continually delivering groundbreaking and original films serves as proof that he should be considered amongst the greatest directors in the history of cinema.
Excerpt: 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 discovered he had vanished. A fruitless search ensues, and months later, a boy claiming to be the nine year old is returned. Dazed by the swirl of cops, reporters and her conflicted emotions, Christine allows him to stay overnight. But in her heart, she knows he is not Walter.
Excerpt: Changeling is a beautiful movie; one long, cool drink of water. The first half is filled with lighter, brighter colors that serve to accentuate the delicate glory that is the one and only Angelina Jolie. The second half dissolves into the Eastwood blues made famous by Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby . It’s a feast for the eyes, filled with costumes bound to spawn a lace gloves with twenties style hat craze.
Excerpt: Set in a 1928 Los Angeles defined more by shadowy interiors than sunshine, with only a few changes the Clint Eastwood-directed Changeling could work as a horror movie. Angelina Jolie plays a single mother who, returning late from a shift as a switchboard supervisor, finds her nine-year-old son vanished. Months later she receives the happy news that he's turned up in an Illinois diner.