ConvictionNovember 5, 2010
A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 7.1/10 (16,569 voted)
Critic's Score: 61/100
Stars: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo
Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.
Betty Anne Waters
Thomas D. Mahard
(as Thomas Mahard)
Law Professor 2
Young Betty Anne
An extraordinary journey of how far we go to fight for our family.
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Release Date: 5 November 2010
Filming Locations: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $102,351
(17 October 2010)
(26 December 2010)
Did You Know?
The rights first flowed to Andrew S. Karsch because he had a connection to attorney Scheck, Barry of the Innocence Project; for starters, they are neighbors in the same Brooklyn Heights building.
In various scenes where Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell's characters are meeting in the jail, the Sprite that Hilary drinks from has the new logo from 2005 consisting of two yellow and green "halves" forming an "S" lemon/lime design. This logo had not yet been created during the implied times of these scenes.
Betty Anne Waters:
[after hearing that his brother was convicted]
We'll appeal, Kenny! We'll get you out!
Hopefully this film will finally give Sam Rockwell, the recognition he deserves.
Wow conviction is definitely a deeply moving film and very well acted
by Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis. However Sam Rockwell
is the one who really shines in Conviction. He plays his role as this
man who got wrongfully convicted of murder, really raw and powerful.
His character had many different emotions in this film. He had to
express many different emotional feelings in the role. He had to be
angry, sad, and happy and he portrayed it very well. If he doesn't get
an Oscar nomination for this film, I'd be truly surprised if he doesn't
get his recognition, he is severely underrated, so much so that it
actually angers me, that the Academy doesn't recognize Sam Rockwell
because he is definitely overdue for an Oscar nomination or win.