Metacritic Movie Ratings
Conviction Reviews

4.0

61

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Emerges as a potent inspirational story on the strength of its two lead performances.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    The ever-magnetic Sam Rockwell is Kenny, Minnie Driver is full of beans as Betty Anne's best friend, Melissa Leo is wicked good as an ornery cop, and, in her two chewy scenes, Juliette Lewis reminds fans why we want her to run free forever.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterRay Bennett

    The film is in the tradition of fighting-the-system stories drawn from real life such as "Erin Brokovich," and its powerful emotional appeal should draw a substantial grownup audience.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Some of the movie's most stirring scenes take place during Betty Anne's prison visits, when the laughter has stopped and her innocent brother contemplates his shattered life.

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