(Fox Searchlight. 1 hour, 47 minutes. Rated R for language and some violent images. Directed by Tony Goldwyn.) Hilary Swank (Betty Anne Waters), Sam Rockwell (Kenny Waters), Minnie Driver (Abra Rice), Melissa Leo (Nancy Taylor). Music by Paul Cantelon.
By: Jared Counts, October 25th, 2010 11:56 AMBetty Anne (Swank), convinced that her brother Kenny (Rockwell) has been wrongfully incarcerated for murder, spends 18 years educating herself as a lawyer with the sole purpose of proving him innocent. Based on a true story, Conviction gets by on the strength of the cast and an interesting plot, despite the film's lackluster script and scattershot presentation.