Conviction is an incredible story about a woman who devoted her life to getting her brother out of prison. He was wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life. With no lawyers willing to take on the case she embarks on a law degree and slowly works on his freedom. The lengths to which she goes are almost impossible comprehend and via the use of flashbacks to their childhood we begin to fully understand their love. Watching it I kept wondering how much of the story was embellished and convinced that there were a lot of liberties taken... but having skimmed the actual case info it's mostly true. Wow! Hilary Swank is excellent and Sam Rockwell is immaculate as always. This is a legal film well worth seeing.
** spoiler ** the usual "where are they now" information appears at the end of the film but what it fails to tell us is that 6 months after his acquittal Kenneth Waters died having fallen from a wall as he was taking a short cut home after dinner with his mother. A tragic end to a tragic life. Very sad.