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(out of 5 reviews)
AGE
12
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Review this title!
Adult Written byGrandmere February 3, 2011
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Here's the thing
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 15 year old Written bykompostownik November 18, 2010
Parent Written bykenward42 October 20, 2011
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

A must see movie

Great movie about a heartbreaking situation for the Waters family.
Adult Written bykhan2705 January 27, 2011
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Emotional and inspirational drama, screenplay has some flaws.

3.5/5 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 pores 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. ok this movie is just a one time watch. i was expecting if not much but somethings from it which it didn't quit meet up. well that i also realised from the Tomatometer rating before watching it. its just a plain simple story with plain simple plot, nothing much is happening which is strange. the only thing in it worth watching in this movie is the acting. Direction of this movie is above average which could have been much better for sure. this movie and its story had so much potential in it. i won't be so neagtive about this movie since i did liked it to some extent, that explains the 3.5 stars. screenplay has some flaws in it, not a perfect plot to follow but that doesn't much bother you or is not much of a bad thing. cinematography and everything is good. nice story. Acting wise it was good. i mean in my Oscar predictions, i nominated Swank. Hilary Swank, my second most favorite actress has performed very well in it, one of the best performances this year and of her own best. totally loved her. good. Sam Rockwell was absolutely brilliant in the movie. awsome. Julliette Lewis was a surprise package. other actors did well too. well this is a drama movie based on facts about love of a sister towards her brother, who for his sake become a lawyer to get him evict from the jail in which he's been more than 15 years. its somewhere flat but overall a inspirational movie with good performances that worth a watch.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written bywonder dove September 15, 2013
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

Absolutely wonderful!

Conviction was a very good film!! Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell were amazing together. Lots of popular actors in this one that I didn't see coming...I love Minnie Driver and her character was fun-loving and I didn't expect to see Juliette Lewis who also did a fantastic job (Clea Duval is another one!). The movie is very sad sometimes especially the fact that it's based on a true story. It deals with lots of family drama and a courageous woman who would give her life for her brother. Growing up in a bad environment and being sent to over seven foster homes, Betty (Swank) and her brother Kenneth (Rockwell) only had each other, they were best friends and looked out for one another. Everything seemed to work out as adults, Betty has a nice family with two great sons but a non-supportive husband causes a divorce. Kenneth has a baby girl. One day, for no explanation at all, Kenneth was wrongly accused of a crime he never committed. It drives Betty crazy to see her brother go through life in prison, so she decides to become a lawyer! No matter how long it takes (ended up taking 18 years), she's determined to prove that he is innocent. The violence includes fighting, lots of arguing, a man shows his slit wrists from trying to commit suicide, close children (brother and sister) separated with screaming and crying, gory photos of a murdered woman. Language is very strong with lots of f-words, sh*t, b*tch, d@mn and more. Sexual content is mild but has nudity at a bar of a man who strips for comedy but you see him from behind (bare butt and everything), a few kisses by a married couple. There is smoking and drinking (man gets tipsy at a bar). GREAT messages and role models. Overall, wonderful film, a definite must see. 15+ viewers.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking