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“Conviction” is a 2010 biographical drama film directed by and starring , , , and . The movie tells the true story of Betty Anne Waters, a working-class mother who puts herself through law school in order to defend her brother, Kenny Waters, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

The film follows Betty Anne as she spends nearly two decades fighting to prove her brother's innocence, even as the odds seem increasingly stacked against them. Along the way, she faces numerous challenges and setbacks, but she never loses faith in her brother's innocence or in her own abilities as a lawyer.

“Conviction” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising Swank's performance and the film's emotional impact, while others criticized it for its conventional storytelling and lack of depth. However, the film did receive several award nominations, including a Golden Globe nomination for Swank and an Academy Award nomination for Rockwell for his supporting role as Kenny.

Overall, “Conviction” is a compelling and inspiring tale of one woman's unwavering dedication to her family and her pursuit of justice. While it may not be the most innovative or groundbreaking film, it is a solidly crafted and emotionally engaging work of cinema that is sure to resonate with audiences.

Directed by
Produced by Andrew Sugerman
Andrew S. Karsch
Written by Pamela Gray
Richard LaGravenese (uncredited)
Starring ,
Music by Paul Cantelon
Cinematography Adriano Goldman
Edited by Jay Cassidy
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release date September 11, 2010 (TIFF) October 15, 2010 (United States)
Running time 107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $12.5 million
Box office $11.1 million

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