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Changeling (2008)

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4 out of 10 Clint does it again
Fergal from Dublin, 14 Aug 2009
This is an excellently crafted movie, although enjoyable is a hard way to describe this quite disturbing and affecting movie. You have to remind yourself quite often that this is actually a true story - the absurdity of the way Jolie's character is treated is truly shocking, but through it all Jolie's performance and the character's strong will keep you engaged. As we have come to expect, it is beautifully shot and lit by Clint and evokes a different era quite accurately. One small gripe - the f
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4 out of 10 Substancial entertainment
hugh from Kilkenny, 28 Nov 2009
Very entertaining film. My wife and I watched it with our fourteen year old son who generally watches football and violent stuff, even he was impressed. MsJolie was a surprise, I had her down as a bimbo, but she was entirely believable in her role. The depiction of the power of the police and state over ordinary people was shocking and a real eye opener for me, reminded me of good old Ireland of the 60's etc. Yep overall a good film, with a solid storyline, well acted. Get it out.
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4.5 out of 10 Excellent
Stephen from Dublin, 14 Jul 2009
Not a big fan of Jolie but she shines here. It's an incredible story of corruption in the LAPD of the 1930's expertly filmed by Eastwood. The helplessness of the ordinary citizen, especially women, in the face of corrupt officialdom is breath-taking and depressingly familiar in an Irish context. I'm not too familiar with the actual story but I don't think Eastwood has taken too many liberties. He just lets the outrageousness speak for itself. Top marks.
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4 out of 10 Engaging
Ciaran from Dublin, 06 Aug 2009
Jolie's delivers a standout performance among excellent performances in this 30's period drama that touches on sexism, official corruption, fraud and all manner of evils that can be perpetrated by an uncontrolled authority. At over two hours it never lags so Eastwood (with a story written by, of all people, JMS of Babylon 5 fame!) delivers a fine display. Don't let the subject matter or lead actress put you off, it's excellent.
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4 out of 10 Missing.
John from Donegal, 22 Apr 2009
A Child goes missing, then when the police find and return him, his mother is convinced its not her son. Very good film, Angelina Jolie gives good drama. The script is well written, and all the actors (especially the baddies) are really good. Was surprised it was based on a true story, which made it all the more watchable.
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A mother's prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn't take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.

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