The Changeover (2019)

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Sixteen year-old Laura Chant (Erana James) lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko (Benji Purchase) in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother's life.

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Cast

Timothy Spall
as Carmody Braque
Melanie Lynskey
as Kate Chant
Lucy Lawless
as Miryam Carlisle
Nicholas Galitzine
as Sorenson Carlisle
Erana James
as Laura Chant
Kate Harcourt
as Winter Carlisle
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All Critics (10)

The Changeover is a bland adventure that feels like a missed opportunity.

Feb 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Erana James is a star in the making while Timothy Spall is delightful as a throwback baddie.

Feb 19, 2019 | Full Review…

If, in the end, the film's narrative fails to cohere, the journey getting there is at least enjoyably swift-paced.

Feb 17, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Timothy Spall? When he bugs his eyes out and grins that viperous, British-dentistry grin, you know its time to hide the kids.

Feb 16, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The tension is kept high throughout and James makes an impressive debut while Spall gives a nightmare-inducing performance as the sinister Carmody Braque.

Sep 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is an old story which has appealed to young readers in Australia and New Zealand for many decades, retold here with an urgency and poignancy of immediate relevance to viewers all over the world.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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