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Still shot from the movie: Conviction.


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. Get the movie review and more. »


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Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 15 Oct 2010
Video Release: 01 Feb 2011
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Conviction Rated R?

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.

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