Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Review: Conviction

Dir. Tony Goldwyn
Year: 2010
Aus Rating: M
Running Time: 107mins

What separates Conviction apart from your average film? Arguably, it’s the cast and not much else. Despite the compelling true story at its heart, Conviction doesn’t bring much that hasn’t been seen plenty of times before. Star and Executive Producer Hilary Swank as well as the rest of the cast try their hardest to elevate it beyond the rudimentary, but flat direction by Tony Goldwyn coupled with dull scripting by Pamela Gray holds the film back from achieving anything other than rote tears.

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