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  • Summary: The Changeling is a digital video adaptation of a play written in 1622 by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley -- a story of desire, love, deceit, and murder.
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    As a stripped-to-essentials "canned theater" version of a classic Jacobean drama, The Changeling likely will prove most useful as a teaching tool in college-level drama courses.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    50
    Much like watching a straightforward theatrical production of any play hailing from any century: you have to imagine a more detailed world beyond the bare-bones visuals.
  3. 50
    Overall, it's an interesting experiment, but the idea is stronger than the end result.
  4. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    20
    Stern's direction is reticent where it should be nervy, and the chemistry-free cast of mostly New York stage actors appears to have been chosen for its discomfort with dialogue such as "Come hither!" and "Get thee from me!" Ye have been warned.
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  1. Mar 1, 2011
    0
    Oops, wrong movie. I already posted the rating so I will just add this change as I cannot find how to delete the entry. Apparently bothOops, wrong movie. I already posted the rating so I will just add this change as I cannot find how to delete the entry. Apparently both stunk. I'm talking bad. If Angelina Jolie is in a movie I would think people expect her to be naked. She was nominated, thrown a bone if you ask me, for her breathy method acting. Jeffrey Donovan is unable to do a Southern accent, among others. His acting is sub-par. Although I knew prior to seeing the movie the title "The Changeling" led me to believe it was about aliens. The economy had tanked or was tanking and the real estate plunged so no one wanted to see a depressing movie. If it were not for all the aforementioned...it still would have bombed. Expand