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Conviction (2010)

Conviction

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

October 15, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

106 min.

Production Budget

$18 millions

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Tony Goldwyn

Producer

Andrew Sugerman, Andrew S. Karsch, Tony Goldwyn

Screenwriter

Richard LaGravenese, Pamela Gray

Starring

Story


"Conviction" is the inspirational true story of a sister's unwavering devotion to her brother. When Betty Anne Waters' (two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank) older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction.

Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny. With the help of best friend Abra Rice (Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pours through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor (Academy Award nominee Melissa Leo), meticulously retracing the steps that led to Kenny's arrest. Belief in her brother - and her quest for the truth - pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilize DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.

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Hilary Swank stars as Betty Anne Waters and Sam Rockwell in Fox Searchlight Pictures' Conviction (2010)
Hilary Swank stars as Betty Anne Waters and Sam Rockwell in Fox Searchlight Pictures' Conviction (2010)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the movie's best scenes involve its heroine breaking down barriers by force of will as much as by legal wrangling..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
“..an underdog drama..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
“..Conviction is the kind of more-bland-than-truly-bad Oscar bait..”
by Simon Abrams [Slant Magazine]