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Concussion

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Peter Landesman

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About the Movie

Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful – and beloved – institutions in the world.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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60%
  • Reviews Counted: 189
  • Fresh: 113
  • Rotten: 76
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: While "Concussion" has some fine things going for it, notably science and Will Smith, it lacks the exciting, committed filmmaking that rises to the level of its outrageous topic. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Dec 25, 2015

Rotten: Landesman has pushed too hard to make this story fit into a dramatic mold, alternating melodrama and romance with those earnest warnings in a way that is more ungainly than effective. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Dec 24, 2015

Fresh: As Omalu, Smith gives an emotional performance, bolstered by capable supporting players. – Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, Dec 24, 2015

Fresh: Concussion's dramatic core is solid and its unwillingness to sugarcoat the NFL's tactics is likely to raise some eyebrows. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Dec 24, 2015

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent!

Watched this movie twice in the cinema. Excellent movie with a great cast! I’m really happy to see Will Smith back playing quality roles in great movies.

Courageous Movie

Will Smith shows a lot of courage taking on this role as does Dr. Omalu. I work with kids who have TBI and this movie can potentially save lives. This is a very impactful movie that correlates behavior with the health of the brain, a simple yet profound message.

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