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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.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Concussion lands a solid, well-acted hit on its impressively timely subject matter, even if its traditional sports drama structure is a little too safe to deserve a full-on dance in the end zone.
Sydney Morning Herald
The script also knows how to pull back when sentimentality threatens. The film's salutary ending s...
June 25, 2017
Smith's performance is shallow, conceited and bland.
June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Football is the villain in earnest but predictable drama.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Concussion stars Will Smith as the real-life Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian forensic pathologist who conducts the autopsy of a former NFL star and discovers chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the result of repetitive head injuries from years of playing football. Omalu, offering a strong example of integrity and perseverance, goes up against the powerful NFL, which is unwilling to admit the game can be deadly. This David-vs.-Goliath story has plenty of violent football scenes that often leave players dazed or unconscious, as well as some intense moments when retired players succumb to fits of rage. There are also scenes that show people drinking and a bit of kissing and swearing (including "s--t" and one vehement "f--k").
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- Release Date:December 25, 2015
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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