This rough film from Clint Eastwood stars Angelina Jolie as a mother in 1928 whose son disappears. She is desperate to get him back. The police substitute another kid. Indeed, the institutional corruption of the police is a key theme in the movie and is handled very well. It should feed into “Chinatown”. John Malkovitch plays a Presbyterian minister (housed in an Episcopal/gothic church?) with formality and distance. He has his own agenda in all this and that’s done nicely. Based on a true story this well-acted tale (the supporting folks are very good) but it is still worth viewing. Eastwood as auteur plays it very theatrically in his framing and lighting. Jolie overacts a bit and I think she’s too beautiful for this realistic role even as they try to ugly her up a bit. The issue of mass murder of young boys comes up yet, strangely, there’s not one mention of child molestation It captures something of the 1920s tone in dress and style well despite occasional anachronisms and inaccuracies. .