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Conviction

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

October 15, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Tony Goldwyn

Starring :

Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Juliette Lewis, Peter Gallagher, Bailee Madison, Clea DuVall, Ari Graynor, Loren Dean, Rachel Scott, Michael Liu, Matt Hollerbach

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

3 of 5

“..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]
2.5 of 5

“..more a trial than a triumph..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
3.5 of 4

“..It nonetheless emerges as a potent inspirational story on the strength of its two lead performances..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..it benefits from Tony Goldwyn's low-key direction and a very solid supporting cast..”
by Kevin Lally [Film Journal International]
2.5 of 4

“..Conviction sweetens the true story it's based on, and director Tony Goldwyn dutifully connects the dots in Pam Gray's screenplay..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2 of 4

“..Conviction is the kind of more-bland-than-truly-bad Oscar bait..”
by Simon Abrams [Slant Magazine]
2.5 of 5

“..Conviction is anchored by its performances and bolstered by the director's steady pacing..”
by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic.com]
2.5 of 4

“..an underdog drama..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
4 of 5

“..a stirring, unforgettable motion picture experience..”
by Pete Hammond [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..a stirring real-life tale..”
by Ray Bennett [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : B+
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
Reviewed by Justin Chang [Variety]

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