Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
|Price:||£3.47 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: FBA items are eligible for and for Amazon Prime just as if they were Amazon items.
If you're a seller, you can increase your sales significantly by using Fulfilment by Amazon. We invite you to learn more about this programme .
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Conviction is based on the true story of Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Sam Rockwell) unjust murder conviction. At its heart, Conviction is an exploration of the profound bond between a brother and sister--a love so deep, so unequivocal, so complete that it becomes a force that will not be denied or defeated.
Hilary Swank gives another tremendous performance--steely, determined, vulnerable--in the courtroom/family drama Conviction. The film is based on a real case, of Betty Anne Waters (Swank), who as a last resort puts herself through law school to take on the case of her brother, Kenny (Sam Rockwell, also outstanding). Kenny is convicted of murder, despite a weak prosecution case, but Betty Anne can't get any lawyer to explore a retrial or appeal. Director Tony Goldwyn (Dexter, Damages) keeps the action moving along crisply and believably, even during the almost interminable stretches of Kenny's imprisonment. The terrific script by Pamela Gray (Music of the Heart) weaves in occasional shadows of doubt about whether Kenny is actually innocent, so that a story that could be formulaic is anything but. The viewer isn't sure most of the way through Conviction if Kenny is guilty or not--but is completely swept up in Swank's incredible performance depicting Betty Anne's own conviction--that "you do anything for your family. Period." As she did in Boys Don't Cry, Swank puts her own gritty spin on a real-life character, whom she inhabits like a second skin. Her Betty Anne is a blue-collar pit bull, and her sheer determination is itself a force of nature. The supporting cast of Conviction also shines, including Minnie Driver as Betty Anne's law school pal, and an especially effective Juliette Lewis playing Kenny's broken-down ex-girlfriend, who's buried some secrets of her own. Also a standout is Melissa Leo as the policewoman whose initial arrest of Kenny might have been loaded with her own agenda. The chemistry, especially between Rockwell, a man very nearly defeated after years behind bars, and Swank, is palpable and will capture the viewer in intense dramatic territory that won't be soon forgotten. --A.T. Hurley
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The movie centres around Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) who starts law school in order to represent her brother (Sam Rockwell), who she believes has been wrongfully convicted of murder.
The film is compelling and really moving from beginning to end. The drama combined with the performances of the lead actors is emotional and will strike a chord with the audience. The ending is perfectly satisfying.
The things I was mainly disappointed with were the absence of court room scenes and gripping moments. I know it's based on a true story and the film concentrates on the characters and their personal struggles. However, I was expecting intense moments/situations.
The show-stealers in the movie are Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. They are fantastic and produce great performances. They deserved Oscar nominations, shocked they didn't. Another actor who I really liked in the movie was Minnie Driver who enacts the role of Swank's friend (Abra Rice). She performs very nicely and naturally demands the attention of the viewer. Melissa Leo who plays Nancy Taylor is effective in a short role. Conor Donovan and Owen Campbell play Swank's sons and act very well. They share a positive chemistry with Swank.
The direction provided by Tony Goldwyn is excellent as he extracts award-winning performances from Swank and Rockwell.
In the end the feature is a good drama with cracking performances.
'Conviction' is one of the competent dramas of 2010.
This film is based on real life story of brother and sister where sister tires to get her law degree so that she can fight case of her brother, who is convicted for murder and spending life time sentence in jail.
This film is center around Betty Anne Waters (played by Hilary Swank) and her brother Kenneth "Kenny" Waters (Played by Sam Rockwell).
Anne mother of two, separated and waitress she is studying law(after finishing high school then bachelor degree), only reason why she want to do this law degree is to free her brother from jail, as she believe that her brother is innocent.
Overall this is nice movie and performance by Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell is one of their best one.
The film will have you hooked from beginning to end with outstanding performances from Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell.
This is an amazing joyful tear-jerker on how a sister's love and devotion can overcome anything.
Betty Anne pretty much puts her life on hold for years hoping that when she finishes law school she can help prove her brother is innocent. I found the beginning of the film a little bit confusing as it kept flicking back and forth between past and present and I couldn't really understand what was happening but 15 minutes in the story made more sense and then I was gripped. I would have given this 5 stars but without giving too much away I felt the ending was bit of a let down. At the end of the film it gave some information on what Betty Anne was now doing but failed to say what had happened to Kenny. A quick look on the internet told me this but after having watched the film for an hour and forty minutes I do feel this information should have been provided at the end of the film.
Hilary Swank gives a fantastic performance and overall this is a great film which is well worth watching.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Based on a true story, I suppose the writers and producers couldn't, or wouldn't, invent threads within the overall plot to make this film a bit more TENSE or SUSPENSEFUL . Read morePublished 1 month ago by robert stirling
“Conviction” is a US movie that is based on a true story: a case of wrongful conviction. Here is some basic information about it:
** Directed by Tony Goldwyn
**... Read more
I am really interested in miscarriage of justice cases.
Conviction is about the innocence project and it's work on the case of Kenneth Waters in America. Read more
Love this film! It is based on a true story. I do love Hilary Swank in all films but really enjoyed this one. Have seen it a couple of timesPublished 6 months ago by Claire
One thing has to be stated immediately before we go any further. If you do not like common vulgar language ( as used now, by very young children as normal ) then this great film is... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ray-P.
Predictable lame drama with average acting efforts at the most.Pointless,lifeless and forgettable motion picture that will not go to history of well done cinema.Published 9 months ago by Nice_Lieutenant