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About the Movie
Two-time Academy Award®-winner Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell deliver unforgettable performances in this incredible true story that co-stars Minnie Driver, Juliette Lewis and Peter Gallagher. Swank plays Betty Anne Waters, a young woman whose world is shattered when her beloved brother Kenny (Rockwell) is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Steadfastly convinced of his innocence, Betty Anne embarks on an 18-year journey to set Kenny free, using state-of-the-art forensic technology. The unshakable bond between a brother and sister, at the heart of this real-life drama, will stir your emotions and inspire you.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 183
- Fresh: 123
- Rotten: 60
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Tony Goldwyn directed a cast that ranges from the excellent (Minnie Driver as a fellow attorney, Melissa Leo as a crooked cop) to the laughable (Juliette Lewis as a trashy woman whose perjured testimony helps put the brother away).
Fresh: It's a solid if somewhat straightforward story of sacrifice and allegiance.
Fresh: In the hands of Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell and a strong supporting cast, this earnest film manages to tug a few heartstrings and say something important in the process.
Fresh: Goldwyn isn't an amazing director, but there are pretty good performers in this film.
I loved this movie:) WATCH IT....
Compelling Drama Lets Rockwell Shine
Based on a the true story of Betty and Kenny Waters, this touching, well-written film, is aided by fine performances from Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver, Juliette Lewis, but most notably Sam Rockwell. He is perfect as the affable bad-boy, wrongfully accused of a crime he didn't commit. Swank is convincing as the devoted sister, who dedicates her life and sacifices everything in order to prove his innocence. Rockwell is such an underrated actor, and it's always a pleasure to watch him in a dynamic role such as this. While the tone and overall subject matter doesn't break any new ground (think Erin Brockovich meets Shawshank Redemption), the reminder that this is a true story, and more accurately portrayed than many Hollywood treatments of similarly biographical material, is what sets this film apart. Enjoyable from beginning to end. Well worth a rental.
Flat performances, not much of a screenplay
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2010
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