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Changeling [DVD] [2008]-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Changeling

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    Slimdwiz

    This movie takes place in the 1920's of Los Angels.It's about a mother named Christine Collins(Angelina Jolie) on a quest to look for her missing son Walter.But when the police claim to have found Walter,Mrs.Collins tells the police that's not her son.Angelina Jolie's role is very strong in finding her missing son.Telling the police certain things about her son they didn't know about,she even gets signed papers from Walter's teacher,and dentist to show the newspapers about how that's not her real son.But the police have stopped looking for her son and put Mrs.Collins in a mental institution with other battered but sane women.John Malkovich plays as reverend Gustav Briegleb who as his own battles with the police dealing with corruption and the extrajudicial punishment of criminals.I won't spoil the movie for you but this is one you have to see,if you like drama, and suspense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good & solid period piece movie

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    SPMMDH
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    It would be hard to live up to the hype that has surrounded this film, but thanks to the excellent job done by Clint Eastwood as Director we get a solid movie that doesn't fall into the all-too-easy trap of being overly sentimental. Angelina Jolie delivers a refreshing performance which proves she does not need action or glamour to carry a starring role. It would be very easy for any woman playing such an emotional part to slip into hysterical over-acting but instead she delivers a beautifully understated study of a mother living through the worst nightmare any parent can imagine. Add a supporting cast of top-shelf talent, and a good period atmosphere, to what is an incredible true story and we get a must-see movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really great movie

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    tonyc
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    Given that this is based on true events, it was really upsetting to see how the main character (Jolie) is treated when she insists that the LAPD are trying to fob her off with a child who has been paid off to pretend to be her son (after her real son had been abducted). One woman against the establishment! Good ending (no spoilers here).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Movie That Goes Places You Wouldn't Expect

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    MovieMinded
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    This movie ends up being 2 stories in one. I will not spoil it for anyone but the second half of the movie is when things get really interesting, and the fact that this is a true story makes it that much more enthralling. Clint Eastwood does a great job directing, as usual, and the acting is great from everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sad movie, worth watching!

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    Wilmac
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    This is one of the lesser known Angelina Jolie movies. I bought it for the price. It was nice surprise. Very sad movie indeed, specially knowing (at the end) that it is based on a true story. If you have kids, you will cry like crazy watching this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT GREAT GREAT!

    Posted
    Naregian

    This film was inspiring dedication of a mother whose lost a child, and wants him home and will stop at nothing Great acting by Angelina Jolie very well done, the real christine collins would be so proud that her story of dedication is known worldwide due to this incredible film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great story and director

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    bigben1
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    What can I say about such a great filmmaker. Combine this with the great Unforgiven and Mystic River and it really sums up Clint Eastwood as a great director. Man knows his craft. Great movie that touches on the emotions of having a missing child.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good drama

    Posted
    BCRaven05

    I would say this drama is above average. The music is alright, sometimes it seems to repeat itself throughout the movie, but the movie does make you feel for the characters. Plus it is based on a true story, which always makes it a bit more interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was very surprised how much i liked this movie

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    Mustanggtguy
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    Great movie, and it was based on a true story i had found out. I looked up the basis of this movie and found how accurate clint eastwood was in making this. Angelina jolie was great. A must see for sure

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Emotionally Charged Movie

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    Mike550
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    Angelina Jolie gives a superb performance in this sometimes harrowing movie of a mother looking for her child. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the 1920's settings are brilliantly realized.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie of a true story

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    EDUARD
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    Changeling is a perfect example of a dramatic, sad story of courage, endurance, and a testament to how some things were just unfair and out of people's hands in the old days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Good

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    Blackstar
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    I had been wanting to see this movie for years, so I finally bought it. Seems Clint Eastwood can't make a bad movie, and this is a great adaptation of a haunting true story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Angelina rocks...

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    Twylite
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    Angelina did a superb job directing and acting the leading role! I have seen the movie several times now and always discover something new each time I watch it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No Interest

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    fjceli
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    I'm just writing this to get my 25 reward points. My wife purchased this and likes it but I had no interest in watching it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    SMW31613
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    This movie keeps you guessing. You might think you have it figured out, but then there is a twist. Really enjoyed it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good true story movie.

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    3524
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    I love true story movies and Angelina Jolie, this movie was a plus. Shows how in tune mothers are to their children.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Should have been nominated for more awards.

    Posted
    mdtpr

    Amazing performance by Angelina Jolie. I can not believe I did not go see this in the movies. Another master piece by Clint Eastwood

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another good one...

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    YukonCornelious
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    Good production, good actors, good movie, good gracious, true stories are stranger than fiction most times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very interesting storyline

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    Melliemuffin
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    This was a good movie.I love angelina jolies acting performance in this movie.The storyline was very sad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Emotional

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    justmom47
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    As a parent, this is very emotional. It is hard to believe that things like this can happen in real life.

    I would recommend this to a friend