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Concussion Reviews

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Kate Muir
Times [UK]
September 23, 2014
Perhaps aimed to be a combination of Desperate Housewives and Belle de Jour, with a lesbian twist, Concussion turns out to be surprisingly bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 28, 2014
A very subtle, sophisticated take on modern relationships driven, naturally, by [Robin] Weigert's nuanced, hard edged performance.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
June 15, 2014
Abby's pursuit would appear wildly implausible, but Weigert makes it seem perfectly natural, conveying Abby's restless longings and wry curiosity, the sense that she is exploring her identity as much as fulfilling her desires
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
May 19, 2014
The suggestion that prostitution is a risk-free route to self-discovery for suburban soccer moms is glib bordering on offensive, but Robin Weigert is tough and terrific in the lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
May 18, 2014
Much of the narrative may not ring true, but Weigert's performance is warm and engaging, lending not just heart, but much needed credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
May 18, 2014
A sharply observed odyssey of middle-aged self-discovery, this strikingly offbeat film may feel a little vague in its approach, but it carries a strong kick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent
May 16, 2014
Stacie Passon's drama is like Luis Bu˝uel's Belle de Jour without much of the humour or surrealism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
May 16, 2014
It boasts a fantastic turn from TV veteran Robin Weigert and is visually reminiscent of Todd Haynes's Safe (it's beautiful to look at).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
May 16, 2014
An intriguing, independent drama with a notable performance from Robin Weigert who played Calamity Jane in Deadwood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies
May 15, 2014
A stellar lead turn by Robin Weigert isn't enough to save this staid story of a lesbian call-girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rose
Guardian
May 15, 2014
It's not entirely plausible, to be honest, but there's an easy naturalism to the drama and a sharp intelligence behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McCahill
Daily Telegraph
May 15, 2014
Passon's film arcs into view as a beguilingly flighted curveball - and, as its protagonist's progress attests, the occasional one of those keeps everybody on their toes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
May 15, 2014
Middle-class, very self-consciously egalitarian New Jersey is lucidly captured, especially the mildly daring dinner parties.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
May 15, 2014
Concussion is wonderfully shot, a confident and accomplished debut for a filmmaker with a promising career ahead of her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Hannah McGill
The List
May 13, 2014
The film's unpredictability and irrepressible sense of humour ensure that it stays on the right side of the jaded cynicism that afflicts so many US indies set amid this sort of moneyed dissatisfaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Kinnear
Total Film
May 13, 2014
Satisfaction is fleeting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
May 11, 2014
Tepid and contrived, this is really House & Garden porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
May 11, 2014
Director Stacie Passion doesn't try to ape Bu˝uel's surrealist twist on ennui in Belle Du Jour, instead crafting an enthralling, modern tale in which intimacy is a goal rarely achieved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dominic Mill
We Got This Covered
April 3, 2014
Concussion is well acted, well written and genuinely entertaining, but I just wish that it had rung a little less hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine
February 5, 2014
Weigert is one of America's most overlooked actresses, and this is a tremendous showcase for her talent.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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