BLU-RAY REVIEW: Changeling

Suffering through the kidnap of her son and the return of a boy she’s convinced isn’t hers, Angelina Jolie gives an impressive performance in director Clint Eastwood’s latest drama, Changeling.

The Blu-ray presentation of Changeling preserves the film’s beautifully composed shots in the original 2.40:1 aspect ratio and presents a perfectly balanced DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of soft horns, dialogue and ambient noise that’s been mixed with more breadth than you’d expect of a lengthy, chatty movie.

These high points in the presentation can’t prevent the film from going off the rails slightly, as the first hour of intense domestic desperation gives way to a rambling mix of genres as Eastwood attempts to explore all the intersecting threads of this complex true story, but fortunately the story and performances are strong enough to keep you interested. You can watch a full Changeling review on The Leisure Lab’s Movie reviews channel.