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Conviction

Synopsis

As children, Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) and her brother, Kenny (Sam Rockwell), survived bad parenting and poverty by leaning on each other for support. Kenny grows up to be something of a troublemaker, eventually being convicted for a murder he swears he didn't commit. His sister believes him and, without even a high-school diploma, sets about going to law school in order to figure out a way to free him. She gets a GED, then graduates law school with the help of her only friend (Minnie Driver). She...more

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3.0

Dave White Profile

Can't find a good lawyer? Become one yourself.

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2.5

Jen Yamato Profile

Compelling but misguided Oscar bait.

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Other Critics

4.0

61 out of 100 Metascore®

Generally favorable reviews

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For Families

16

OK for kids 16+

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