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Despite its many flaws, you can recognise immediately why Changeling is still such a worthy watch — because it’s a film that stresses the importance and need for hope, for courage under fire.I’m going with three out of five for Changeling, it may be unfocused in its plot, but its message is loud and clear. Watch it because it’s one of those films that you won’t easily get out of your head.
Jolie may have lost out on the Golden Globe for her wide and wet-eyed portrayal of the crusading mother, but the Oscar buzz still remains. The film has been directed as a detailed period piece about an age when no one thought of photographic evidence or DNA testing. Yet, despite its gritty overtones, this one falls short of Eastwood’s other highs, Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby.
Ratings: 2.5/5 Reviewer: Elvis D souza Site:Rediff
The supporting cast performs admirably, especially the young actors playing the various children who are afforded any significant screen time. The problem starts and ends with the fact that this is the Angelina Jolie show. If people didn’t go to watch when it was called Tomb Raider II what chance does a movie called Changeling have?
Changeling makes history in more ways than one. Not only is it one of the finest Hollywood films made ever in the ‘drama cum thriller’ genre by veteran filmmaker Clint Eastwood but also manages to extract an award winning-career best performance from actress Angelina Jolie.Changeling traces an inspiring journey of a lone woman who has her dignity and red lipstick intact while fighting a never ending battle against injustice. As you see Christine’s persistent HOPE to find her son some day, deep inside you know a hope is all you need to believe in life, believe in yourself.