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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
- Reviews Counted: 183
- Fresh: 111
- Rotten: 72
- 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.
Fresh: As Omalu, Smith gives an emotional performance, bolstered by capable supporting players.
Fresh: Concussion's dramatic core is solid and its unwillingness to sugarcoat the NFL's tactics is likely to raise some eyebrows.
Fresh: Just in time for the NFL playoffs, here comes "Concussion," a movie that will hopefully give many serious pause about our nation's most popular sport.
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.
Bad acting has no limits
The horrible acting and bad accents will drive you bonkers. Skip this one.
Man vs MultiBillion Colossus
Such an amazing story of a man dreaming big in the sense of saving lives and using science to justify his actions. An amazing story here was said and to be recognize by anyone who plays sports; Also another reason can be said from how creating a "cover-up" can be made to make a company who owns a day off a week, anything for business. On the other hand this movie portrays Health. People need to know what their going into when they play sports besides the injuries that can be seen and be cautions off things internally. The Truth hurts but it saves lives; And Science proves this from watching this movie and Dr. Omalu studies!!!