Per me questo è un film magnifico.Una donna fantastica lotta contro un potere corrotto e manipolatore e non si piega davanti a nulla con un'integrità spaventosa. Eastwood ci regala scene visive clamorose(la scelta delle foto,lo scavo,l'esecuzione) e ci delizia con una fase processuale magnifica,dove alterna Stato e Assassini,con un montaggio perfetto.La Jolie nel suo ruolo più bello,guidata da uno strepitoso regista.
Grandissimo film dell'immenso Eastwood, con una Jolie splendida e bravissima che lotta contro il potere soffocante di una polizia corrotta e insofferente. La storia del killer è durissima, non si risparmia su particolari macabri, né banalizza l'evidente disturbo di una mente malata e impossibile da decifrare mortificando il tutto con un finale compiuto.
Great film about disturbing subject. Entwines two plots together in very elegant way and builds up it's atmosphere in great measures towards end. Of course it's an important aspect too, that it is based on true events. I recommend!
Seemed flat upon first viewing; got to watch a VC-1 at 47.952000 fps and the cinematography turned brutal. A brilliant exercise in Tom Stern's ideal: very cinematic, almost theatrical, and big yet with a soft stylization that reminds me of the older Eastwood before 'Bloodwork'. (III/V)
It's one of the most underrated films of the last 10 year IMO.. Although I don't love it as much as I did on first viewing, it's still a taut, compelling, and disturbing drama.
Brutal (true) story and excellent casting - everyone is perfect in their roles. About the rest, Clint Eastwood knows how to do it. He is slowly becoming one of my favorite directors.
is one of my favourite films. despite of being very sad the story is awesome. i've watched it several times. clint eastwood is a genius!
Depressing, haunting and tragic. Don't watch if you don't wanna get stressed.
I don't like Clint Eastwood, but - though it's not an amazing film - I think this one is maybe one of his best, maybe even HIS BEST ^_^ which still doesn't mean its an incredible film. In comparison to his most liked last film (Gran Turino), where the acting was so incredible bad, this one is well or lets say: at least 'okay' played.
I like Clint Eastwood, but this one seemed just a movie designed to make you feel anguished all along. It has nice moments, but is far from his best.
who prefers the 80s horror with the same name? me too.
Tough story, but unremarkable film.
i like how clinty darling lambasts jessica lange's performance in frances as ham acting and then gives us hamola of the highest order in angelina jolie's histrionic-laden wailing in changeling.
When I read the synopsis of this movie I thought it would be hard to escape from the cliches. But once again (and what i admire the most in Clint's works) is that he can explore any plot in a very original way and style. Once again, Clint deserves the applause.
I was quite insulted why this movie got snubbed in the Academy Awards. A great movie! Angelina Jolie's real acting.
I really enjoyed the soundtrack to this film (which was composed by Clint Eastwood himself!).
I would give 0 star for this film.
jolie and malkovich are impressive, along with eastwood's masterful direction
Perfect proof of why Mr. Eastwood is one of my favourite Hollywood directors. Changeling is gripping storytelling with wonderful cinematography, beautiful set and costume design, fascinating characters and great performances. It also inspires to check out the horrendous, true story of Christine Collins and her achievements.
This movie is beautiful visually. The music is top notch. The plot is compeling and the villain unforgetable.
The problem with it is that there is not one likable male charecter in the whole plot. It takes a reverse mysoginistic view on men in general and it aggrevates as much as if you were watching a mysoginistic film.
This may explain Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino which created an over likable male lead and may have been an artistic response to Changeling. I guess someone had to make this film the way it was made I'm just glad it was Eastwood that did it.
What a painful movie to watch.
I've seen this movie so many times.Such a great film!
captures the attitudes of that era with a government trying 2 look accomplished 4 the press and reveals the frustrating outcome of the police departments vanity
while i was on my way from london to lodz (poland) i was forced to watch that film as there was o tv-set and dvd player on the bus. and must say this movie is just a schematic, mediocre hollywood drama. the moment angelina jolie said to the doctor at mental hospital that he was a pimp i burst out laughing - it was so artificial, unreal. to sum up: painful to watch if you're fan of european cinematography.
dookie. well, maybe i'm a tad bias. i wanted some more nitty gritty on the psychology behind the murders and less about the mum. who, as a main character, was pretty uninteresting. you didn't really want to feel bad for her, you know? shit. maybe i'm heartless. i wish i could explain better why i thought this movie sucked.
There is a reason why Eastwood s one of the best directors around. His no-nonsense style and ability to get great performances from his peer actors make him a real gem.
When Eastwood directs, I pay attention. Changeling is one of those movies I wish I had directed.
Jollie's performance is remarkable. She is an amazing actress, underrated. This movie is a real jewel.
A puzzle of Hollywood cliches and cheap drama. And no, Eastwood is not one of the best directors, the only good thing that came from him is Mystic River, everything else is Hwood first class bullshit.