Such a depiction attempt should hold way more raw descriptive scenes like the one with the hanging. Maybe Eastwood eyeing on this leaned towards to the fragile condition state institutions can put its citizens, once they have been rotten with corruption, or, yet, to a deserving tribute to Collins. Either way, the rich psychological universe, emerged from this true horror story, was barely on the background...
This has just become one of my all time favourites from Clint Eastwood's repertoire. I'm truly mesmerized with all the performances. So sad, so depressing, so shocking. I could actually feel pain upon the cruel injustice that took place against Christine Collins and how powerless one felt when trying to bring justice to an unacceptable situation and didn't succed all in favour of a corrupt legal system. Remarkable!
I can not manage to find out what is the saddest thing about this film: Is it the fact that the boy has been kidnapped ? The false hope that is given twice to Christine ? Or simply the fact that we will not be able to know if he's alive or not... Another sumptuous masterpiece of Clint Eastwood
I really like the smooth style of Changeling. It's classicism at its best: each shot is perfect, not a second too long, not a second too short, you know exactly when the heady musical will start and when Clint will present a close shot of Angelina Jolie's face. I can watch this kind of film again and again and never get tired of it. It's classicism, what else? Highly recommended.
Un Clint spesso dimenticato che ci mostra il crescente peso dei media e dell'opinione pubblica nella società americana. Una Jolie molt dimessa (quasi troppo), un Malkovic in gran forma e una delle peggiori colonne sonore di Clint come contorno ad una vicenda che richiama vagamente quella di chi volò sul nido del cucolo
The picture comes across as pretty uneven and manipulative, mostly because Eastwood has demonized the antagonists. But here, given the horrific nature of the crimes, the demonization almost seems just. The characters' anger and disgust become our own anger and disgust, and I like that in a movie.
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.