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The Changeover (2017)




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Laura loses her little brother in earthquake-scarred Christchurch. A decrepit old man marks the child's hand with a noxious stamp. Jacko sickens quickly while the man grows younger. The doctors insist Jacko needs a bone marrow transplant--and Laura is the only donor. But Laura becomes convinced a mysterious older boy can help her "change over" and become a witch, defeating the evil spirit sucking the life out of her brother.

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Timothy Spall
as Carmody Braque
Melanie Lynskey
as Kate Chant
Lucy Lawless
as Miryam Carlisle
Nicholas Galitzine
as Sorenson Carlisle
Kate Harcourt
as Winter Carlisle
Erana James
as Laura Chant

Critic Reviews for The Changeover

All Critics (6)

The tension is kept high throughout and James makes an impressive debut while Spall gives a nightmare-inducing performance as the sinister Carmody Braque.

September 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is an old story which has appealed to young readers in Australia and New Zealand for many decades, retold here with an urgency and poignancy of immediate relevance to viewers all over the world.

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not as dynamic as the bond between siblings, but it does offer a gothic-fantasy love element that will keep tween girls engaged.

August 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Despite a low budget, McKenzie and co-director Miranda Harcourt have managed to produce a film that looks terrific, if rather subdued and grey, and the performances across the board are excellent.

August 17, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

With top-notch sound design, music well-chosen for a teen audience and, most importantly, really sharp acting from all involved, The Changeover is a worthy addition to the cinematic YA genre which can proudly boast a local edge.

October 4, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

... The Changeover offers the rare sight of a fantasy that feels both distinctly Kiwi and contemporary and that's something to be celebrated and cherished.

September 28, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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