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Rated R for language and some violent images.

R In Theaters 10/15/2010 , 106min.
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Critic score based on 34 reviews

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March 01, 2011
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
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
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
November 27, 2010
Really great movie! worth seeing! the acting was fantastic, the story line keeps you interested, definitely see it.
November 23, 2010

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
It would be easy to dismiss Conviction on the ground that it plays like a made-for-television movie, but the truth is that, as often as not, movies made for the small screen are better than this: braver, darker, more willing to explore odd corners of feeling. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
The film falls short of delivering the outrage and uplift that should have come easy for this true-life fight against justice denied. Unfortunately, that makes Conviction more a trial than a triumph. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Emerges as a potent inspirational story on the strength of its two lead performances. Full Review
James Berardinelli
The strongest, most consistent performance is provided by Sam Rockwell, who displays a wide and convincing range of emotions. Full Review
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. Full Review
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