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Betty Anne Waters (Hillary Swank) is convinced her brother (Sam Rockwell) has been convicted of a crime he did not commit. In order to clear his name, the single mother decides to become a lawyer and defend his case -- even if doing so may take close to 20 years.

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violent images.

Why is Conviction rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Conviction is rated R for for language and some violent images.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Three scenes depicting fighting and beating.

- Infrequent descriptions and portrayals of violence in a forensic context (some blood and detail shown).

- Brief reference to suicide.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Brief buttock nudity seen in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions.

- Mild sexual references

- Embracing and kissing.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, crude sexual slang and profanity.

- Limited use of slurs.

Drug and Alcohol Use:

- Tobacco use

- Some substance abuse.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A