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Based on 32 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 11 )
  • 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

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Some of the movie's most stirring scenes take place during Betty Anne's prison visits, when the laughter has stopped and her innocent brother contemplates his shattered life. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a noble enterprise, and a remarkable story, but it's not a movie that will set you free. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Based on a true story, the movie's best scenes involve its heroine breaking down barriers by force of will as much as by legal wrangling. show more

  • 80
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is in the tradition of fighting-the-system stories drawn from real life such as "Erin Brokovich," and its powerful emotional appeal should draw a substantial grownup audience. show more

  • 50
    Scott Tobias NPR

    What's really missing from Conviction are the thorny questions it refuses to take up with any depth. show more

  • 60
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    The story is so bounteous that Goldwyn can't quite get a grip on it. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    This is an inspirational true story worried less about turning dramatic screws than earning its feeling through character. show more

  • 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....

  • November 27, 2010 mzcombs
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    Really great movie! worth seeing! the acting was fantastic, the story line keeps you interested, definitely see it.

  • November 18, 2010 cwsnhri
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    Very good movie!. Excellent casting and acting!

  • November 03, 2010 dollirus2525
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    Terrific movie andparts of it gave an insight into the worst sort of corrupt politicians. So sick of the recent stunted adolescent movies out there that this probably inpressed us more than it should have, but the acting was excellent and being based on a true story made it even more impressive.

  • October 31, 2010 ncfrrst
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    See it but dont expect a great film instead a solid one all the way to the too soft ending. Fine performance s all the way around especially Sam Rockwell and Minnie Driver. Swank is fine also just not quite fierce enough when her character calls for it. Overall a pretty good feel good drama.

  • October 30, 2010 Pete
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    Good movie, great story, excellent acting. Tear jerker. Story about love and determination. Winner!

  • October 24, 2010 Carolyn
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    just saw it, thumbs up

  • October 15, 2010 JASON
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    A great movie!! One of the the best movies I've see in awhile!!


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