"Conviction"--An Oscar-worthy Film

By kellyhead2010
Written October 24, 2010
"Conviction" is the best movie I've seen this year. It's been quite some time since I've watched such a quality film as this. Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver, and Juliette Lewis were at their very best. Sam Rockwell was absolutely brilliant. This movie is superbly directed and very well written. It is a movie that is appropriate for most age groups. I will definitely see this movie again, and will certainly make it a part of my collection upon DVD release. I see many Oscar nominations.
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Conviction

By delilah333
Written October 18, 2010
This is a "must-see." Hilary Swank is truly one of the great actresses of our time. Kudos to Sam Rockwell and Juliette Lewis, and Minnie Driver who deserves a best supporting actress nomination. She was superb and her ability to always effect an American accent so perfectly, in this case with a Massachuetts cadence is outstanding. Great direction by Tony Goldwyn (although this ability is in his genes and he makes good use of it). A profound story - and a riveting movie. It is always so sad to see how many innocent people are wrongly accused and sentenced to prison. I have rarely been in the theater where the audience was so quiet.
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Tear Jerker

By Mister Right
Written February 28, 2015
Even though you know what's going to happen in this movie, you are still suckered in by the strong performances. After all nobody plays "trailer-park" better than Swank and Juliette Lewis. Swank plays the good sister with the heart of gold and of course Lewis plays the trashy girlfriend.The only unbelievable casting is pretty-boy Peter Gallagher as lawyer Barry Scheck. Oh well it's Hollywood after all ! That said,the story has a nice build-up explaining the siblings tough upbring and their very close relationship along with the politics in their small town that led to the brother's conviction. There is a nice twist at the end which almost stops his release, which rings true in this anti-crime era.This is a GO for me,but you could wait for the DVD since this movie is in limited release.
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conviction

By loucin
Written October 25, 2010
We both loved the movie
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UNEQUIVOCALLY A MUST SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By irishgland
Written October 25, 2010
This should win every imaginable award. Very moving, very touching, impeccable performances etc, A MUST SEE HANDS DOWN!!!
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