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Changeling Reviews

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David Stratton
The Australian
January 30, 2009
Set this film alongside Gran Torino and it's evident that Eastwood is the most impressive classical director working in US cinema today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 29, 2009
Stranger than fiction %u2026. and more powerful for it
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 29, 2009
Changeling is unforgettable; for its extraordinary story, for Angelina Jolie's haunting performance, for its subtly beautiful cinematography, for Clint Eastwood's masterful filmmaking
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 25, 2009
Adota uma estrutura equivocada que o torna infinitamente mais longo do que o ideal, enfraquecendo ambas as tramas ao jamais explorá-las adequadamente.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
January 4, 2009
Changeling offers powerful performance and storyline that won't leave you dissatisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Dequina
December 30, 2008
Eastwood and Jolie take their time trying to draw a realistic and complex character sketch, which runs at odds with the hyped-up surroundings and circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 19, 2008
Frankly, if Clint Eastwood added some arias, this might've made a pretty good opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 2, 2008
Its story is not easily forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
November 28, 2008
A compelling, adult period thriller, with an Oscar-assured performance from Angelina Jolie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Wally Hammond
Time Out
November 28, 2008
It's a tough movie but also rewarding and inspiring: something of a quiet triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
Leigh Singer
November 28, 2008
A handsome but slack, long-winded retelling of an admittedly fantastic real-life case that displays Eastwood at his least effective. Jolie is fine in an award-bait role but she'll probably be going to the Oscars alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
November 28, 2008
Changeling, like Letters from Iwo Jima before it, is a mature, thoughtful and sometimes brutal movie that casts a cold eye on the past while sending shivers through the present.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
November 28, 2008
What a bold, virile, operatic piece of film-making from this 78-year-old director. He is now well into a remarkable late period, and I sense we ain't seen nothing yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 28, 2008
Changeling fails because, despite its awful subject matter, it isn't very moving. Eastwood is too classical, too restrained a director to get inside his characters; they feel like well-costumed showroom dummies.
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
November 28, 2008
Jolie looks every inch the star, but as with Joan Crawford or Ingrid Bergman, gives a believable and shining performance despite her beauty, while Malkovich hasn't been this good in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Total Film
November 28, 2008
Eastwood's own score aids and abets the process, ladling washes of mournful gloop over a glut of emotional scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
November 28, 2008
I'm always wary of that overused word 'masterpiece', but this is one film that deserves the accolade.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

The Sun (UK)
November 28, 2008
You will never see a film which so well proves the adage that fact is stranger than fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 28, 2008
The bigger the scene, as melodrama intensifies in this movie, the more its truth-based tale turns into grand guignol on the griddle.
Robert Hanks
Independent (UK)
November 28, 2008
There are so many hints of a really good film lurking here that at times it feels as if the real article has been stolen away, an inferior knock-off put in its place. Heck, I'll settle for the one I've got.
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