Conviction Movie Review Summary

Actors: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo

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A woman becomes a lawyer to get her brother of out prison. Betty's brother Kenny has been tried and convicted for a murder of a woman in Massachusetts. Betty thinks he is wrongly accused so she takes matters into her own hands and goes to law school, in the hopes of defending and freeing him. This becomes her mission in life, soon her married life suffers, and her husband leaves her and takes the children. As she goes back to school, she continually visits her brother, and sees him emotionally deteriorate, losing all hope. Betty gathers her own evidence with the help of her friend Abra. With the advent of DNA testing, she believes that testing her brother and the killer's blood will be pivotal in their case. She learns that the blood at the scene is not Kenny's, however the D.A. does not think this is enough to dismiss charges. She then interviews the witnesses in the trial and finds out that the officer in charge of the case was corrupt, and threatened the witnesses into giving false statements. This, and the DNA evidence finally award Kenny his freedom after almost two decades of being in prison, thanks to the unfaltering support and dedication of his sister.
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Best part of story, including ending: Because it's about a loyal brother-sister relationship, not the usual older and younger brother angle that you usually see in movies.

Best scene in story: When Betty visits Kenny in jail, and convinces him to have his blood tested, but he refuses because he knows that the state will find a way to destroy whatever hope they can rustle.

Opinion about the main character: Betty shows true devotion to clear her brother's name and she never gave up even after many many years of failure.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

Script Analysis of Conviction

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   falsely accused clearing name

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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