It’s funny to look back at Conviction and see what people said about it when it first came out. Many critics thought that Conviction would be the film to finally land Mr. Sam Rockwell his much deserved Oscar win, or at least a nomination. Oh how the times have changed since then. Colin Firth, James Franco, Jeff Bridges and a few others came along, putting Mr. Rockwell out of the race. Shame, because he really did do a fantastic job with the role. In fact, all the performances here are particularly strong. But sometimes that’s not enough to carry a film. Sure, the acting may be great, but how is the film itself?