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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 29th, 2010|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Sam Rockwell has yet to find a movie as good as he is (Moon comes closest). He's still looking. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's an amazing story, one that would seem too far-fetched if it weren't true. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Emerges as a potent inspirational story on the strength of its two lead performances. show more

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2010's Most Transparent Oscar Bait

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Annette Bourdeau on Oct 28th, 2010 7:00PM

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 Oct 17th, 2010 9:30PM

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 Oct 15th, 2010 4:32PM

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...

Six Second Reviews: 'Conviction'

Posted by
Mr Moviefone on Oct 14th, 2010 1:20PM

'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). ...

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