Conviction (2010)Closed Captioning
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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 179
- Fresh: 120
- Rotten: 59
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: [Swank] fails to ever really make us care about, let alone buy into, Betty Anne as a human being.
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: What makes Conviction worth seeing is its depiction of a self-immolating crusader.
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.
I loved this movie:) WATCH IT....
I had been looking forward to seeing this movie since I saw the trailer. It definitely didn't let me down. Hilary Swank is as amazing as ever and the chemistry between her and her brother is so strong. Loved the movie!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2010
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