Conviction Movie Review

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One Sentence: I don't really like Hillary Swank but the movie is good enough for me to not care.

Rated: R

Running Time: 107 Minutes

Release Date: 15-Oct-2010

Nudity: Man Butt

This movie has been out for a couple of weeks in some cities, it is going wider today, the 29th.  It is one of those Oscar movies that you have not seen and wonder why it is being nominated since you never even heard of it.  It is a movie about hard work, and dedication, love and justice.  It is designed to be a powerful story based on a powerful true story that inspires and makes you feel.  It does all the things it is supposed to, to be an Oscar contender. 

The movie is good, the story is amazing, the acting is superb and everything is where it should be.  Everything feels right.  However I feel empty, maybe I am just a jaded movie reviewer who can only look at the merits of the movie from a film perspective to appreciate it.  That I have seen this story so many times before that now, based on yet another true story, I feel like it's been done and I am bored with it.  I don't want to say this movie is a waste of time, because I don't think it is.  I think most people who don't watch movies for a living would love this movie.  The lady sitting next to me was crying throughout the movie, but if you watch 3-4 movies a week, you probably have seen this movie before in some format and for me it just was meh.  

This movie is good, Sam Rockwell is great, so is Juliette Lewis, and maybe even Hilary Swank.  The story is inspiring and based on a true story it seems.  If you get a chance to watch it I think you should.  I think you can rent this and be fine.  It will probably be on DVD right before the Academy Awards so add it to your movie queue now, and you won't be caught off guard when you see Conviction come up on the nominations. 

4 Stars 


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