Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

Conviction (2010) Movie Information

Your Rating:
DVD  Blu-ray
view all merchandise
        Play Trailer    Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:


Avg. Rating:


# of Ratings:



Biography, Drama





Theater Date:


DVD Release:



Tony Goldwyn


Sam Rockwell
Hilary Swank
Juliette Lewis
Minnie Driver
Ari Graynor
Clea DuVall





Like Movie:

Plot Outline:

When her brother exhausts all sources to overturn his robbery and murder charge, single mother Betty Anne Waters puts herself through law school in order to fight his conviction. -- Chris Kavan

Related Movie Lists

movies of 2010 by skater4159 Top Movie List by Robyn
Movies of 2010 by Stoney McStonerson Top Drama by Rod
2011 by Ryan Top Movie List by ravigun
biography to watch by Sam Top Biography by Lugano777
2010 by Su Zany My Favorite Films Of 2010 by Lee

Quick Movie Reviews

Rod 04/26/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

"Conviction" is an incredible true story about Betty Anne Waters who does everything for her brother, believing he was wrongly found guilty on a murder case. VERY GOOD and INCREDIBLE! No doubt, the story is very inspiring, one of the greatest, and a must-watch film. The acting was very fine, moving and outstanding. This movie is a winner, also the actors. The only negative note I can give is that the timeline (how it was presented) was a bit confusing. DON'T DARE TELL ME IT ISN'T A GOOD MOVIE.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

Judge 11/14/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

Great movie that's based on a true story. It's one of the movies that brings attention to wrongful convictions. Interesting to see some of the obstacles that were in there way and how everybody was trying to get her to give up on freeing her brother. The movie is sad, humbling, and uplifting.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

Full Movie Reviews

  Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

07/14/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Conviction review

Kenny Waters (Sam Rockwell) was convicted of murder (killing Katharina Brow) in 1983. Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) is determined to set her brother free by taking-up law, passing the bar and representing Kenny. There were 3 witnesses during the case: Sergeant Nancy Taylor (Melissa Leo) from the local police department, his ex-wife, Brenda (Clea DuVall), and his ex-girlfriend, Roseanna (Juliette Lewis). A touching true to life film about persistence, police corruption, lies, friendship, sacrifice and a tight sibling relationship. Screenplay was good with lines like: I hate the legal system, it's so inconvenient." and "You can't give-up." Rockwell and Swank drive the film, both equally impressive. The supporting cast was solid especially Driver and Lewis. Movie was interesting be...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

03/13/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A (kinda sorta) true story

Conviction struggles with telling two stories - one of a strong bond between a brother and sister, and the other being the 20 year struggle of said sister trying to overturn said brother's murder conviction. Given all the time that has to be covered, both stories suffer somewhat, though Swank and Rockwell put in good performances as the Waters siblings. It's a little hard to buy the timeline, however, as Swank's character goes through 20 years without aging.

SPOILER! The biggest factor keeping it from getting to 3 stars, however, is the fact that this "true" story has major embellishments toward the end. The film makes a villain out of real-life Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. The film would have you believe that despite DNA evidence, Coakley refused to release Waters fo...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
Log In
 Login with Facebook
For members wanting to use FB to login, click here
remember me  
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Favorites of 2015 by Austin Shagwell
2015 Rated and Ranked by Chris Kavan
Top Movie List by brendahuerta
Movies of 2016 by Stoney McStonerson
movies of 2016 by skater4159
Movies I Added the Plot by Daniela Moraes
Movies I Want To See by Peter
Top Movie List by Nick




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use