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Conviction (2010 movie)

4 Ratings: 2.5
A Movie Directed by Tony Goldwyn

Opened October 15, 2010 (Limited 10/15) | Runtime:1 hr. 47 min. R language and some violent images When her older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) vows to get … see full wiki

Director: Tony Goldwyn
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Release Date: October 15, 2010 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about Conviction (2010 movie)
review by . March 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
** out of ****     Considering its only form of advertisement is selling itself out as being "based on a true story", "Conviction" actually isn't all that bad. There have been worse-much worse- and far more confusing films based on true events; and this one is no more or no less than the usual melodramatic go-around. With that being said, the film essentially leaves out all imagination and true, honest entertainment so that the stars can shine. This is a film with great performances, …
Quick Tip by . March 14, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I went into this film with no preconceptions and no expectations. I knew a little bit about the plot, which follows a woman's attempt to prove her brother's innocence in a murder case after he's been sentenced to life in prison. The film's story is based on actual events, which at first made me think it might be a cheap star-studded film, so I knew it was going to be the predictable "inspirational" type of film that you see so often. However, what was such a pleasant surprise was how wonderful the …
review by . January 06, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
   Conviction is based on the true story of Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) who puts herself through a law school in order to represent her brother, Kenny Waters (Sam Rockwell), who has been wrongfully accused of first degree murder. Of course you already know or at least have an idea about the result of this story but the momentum build-up is interesting enough too keep you focused. While it doesn't rely on a tense atmosphere and thrilling "detective" experience, it manages …
Quick Tip by . November 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I absolutely loved this movie. Hillary Swank was awesome as was the rest of the cast. I love movies about dystunctional people as they are so much more interesting than so called "normal" people. This was an awesome story and wonderfully acted. Don't miss it
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