Conviction parents guide

Conviction Parent Guide

Release date October 15, 2010

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.

Why is Conviction rated R? The MPA rated Conviction R for language and some violent images.

Run Time: 108 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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.

Why is Conviction rated R? Conviction is rated R by the MPAA for language and some violent images.

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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Cast and Crew

Conviction is directed by Tony Goldwyn and stars Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Conviction movie is February 1, 2011. Here are some details…

Conviction is releasing to home video on February 1, 2011.

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