• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Stacie Passon
    In Theaters:
    Oct 4, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jan 28, 2014
  • Radius-TWC


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Concussion Reviews

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

A very subtle, sophisticated take on modern relationships driven, naturally, by [Robin] Weigert's nuanced, hard edged performance.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

June 28, 2014
Jason Best
Movie Talk

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

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

June 15, 2014
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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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 Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

May 19, 2014
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

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 Source: Observer [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

May 18, 2014
Rich Cline

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 Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 18, 2014
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

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 Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

May 16, 2014
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

An intriguing, independent drama with a notable performance from Robin Weigert who played Calamity Jane in Deadwood.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

May 16, 2014
Steve Rose

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 Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

May 15, 2014
Mike McCahill
Daily Telegraph

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 Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

May 15, 2014
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

Middle-class, very self-consciously egalitarian New Jersey is lucidly captured, especially the mildly daring dinner parties.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 15, 2014
Stefan Pape

Concussion is wonderfully shot, a confident and accomplished debut for a filmmaker with a promising career ahead of her.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 3/5

May 15, 2014
Hannah McGill
The List

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 Source: The List | Original Score: 4/5

May 13, 2014
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

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 Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

May 11, 2014
Dominic Mill
We Got This Covered

Concussion is well acted, well written and genuinely entertaining, but I just wish that it had rung a little less hollow.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 6/10

April 3, 2014
Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine

Weigert is one of America's most overlooked actresses, and this is a tremendous showcase for her talent.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: B

February 5, 2014
Katherine Monk

It's not pretty, but you can't turn your eyes away.

Full Review Source: Canada.com | Original Score: 3/5

December 5, 2013
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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An engrossing meditation on modern alienation and the ways we cope when we discover something missing in our lives.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 28, 2013
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The quest for sexual fulfillment of a lesbian housewife.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 7, 2013
Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
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[Weigert] and Passon team up to create an indelible portrait of a woman who may always be a work in progress.

Full Review Source: Orange County Register | Original Score: B+

October 30, 2013
Brian Orndorf

It's an unexpected deviation from the norm, sold with intelligence and intimacy.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: B

October 24, 2013
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