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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
When her older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) vows to get the conviction overturned. Beginning an 18-year quest to exonerate Kenny, Betty Anne puts herself through college and law school. With the help of her best friend (Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pores over piles of suspicious evidence and retraces the steps that led to Kenny's arrest in the hope of finally winning her brother's freedom.

Cast: Hilary Swank , Sam Rockwell , Minnie Driver , Melissa Leo , Peter Gallagher , Ari Graynor , Loren Dean , Conor Donovan

Director: Tony Goldwyn

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Conviction (2010)

Release Date: October 15th, 2010|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • March 01, 2011 ktlovesmovies
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    Great movie, loved the acting, and the storyline... Hilary Swank did a phenominal job... the movie reminded me of Erin Brokovich in a way... definatly worth checking it out!

  • February 26, 2011 jackd1207
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    Maybe not 4 stars but probably slightly better than 3. Strictly drama. Acting is fairly good, and story had weak spots. Rent, don't buy. It's not one you'll want to go back and watch again, ************* entertaining.

  • December 03, 2010 jnkkreutz
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    thought it was a terrific movie.....sam rockwell was just great...the love these siblings had was unbelievable...what a great sister....we all should be so lucky...i wanted to find out how he made out after 18 years in prision & read of his sad death 6 months later.....heartbreaking!!!! but his life before prision was that he was a screw up, but the movie indicated how much he loved his daughter....sister/ his heart it did appear he was a loving man, was so sad that he was in prision for so long....DNA thank goodness for it now!!! I jope Betty Ann is doing well, what a great person, devoted nearly her whole life for her brother!!! Very touching, & quite the loving story....

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2010's Most Transparent Oscar Bait

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on October 28, 2010

As we head into November, we can start bidding farewell to the summer blockbusters and October slasher flicks. November and December mark the beginning of Oscar bait season. That's right. This is ...

Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell Show Some 'Conviction' (review)

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on October 17, 2010

Hilary Swank is a respectable actress, and 'Conviction' is a respectable movie. The story of Betty Anne Waters' efforts to free her brother Kenny from wrongful imprisonment, Swank's latest provides...

Exclusive Clip From 'Conviction': Hilary Swank, Stars Talk About Making of Movie

Posted by
Andrew Scott on October 15, 2010

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank is back in theaters today in 'Conviction.' The film is based on the extraordinary true story of Betty Anne Waters, who put herself through law school to defend he...

Six Second Reviews: 'Conviction'

Posted by
Mr Moviefone on October 14, 2010

'Conviction' is the inspirational true story of a woman, Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank), who dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction of her brother, Kenny Waters (Sam Rockwell). S...

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