• 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

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Unfortunately, Passon can't seem to figure out her own protagonist; there are plenty of sexual climaxes here but not much of a narrative one.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

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
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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It's on the dull side, despite a fair amount of tasteful, non-explicit sex.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 14, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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This might sound, at the very least, titillating, but "Concussion" is anything but.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

October 17, 2013
Daniel Walber
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Passon's portrayal of sexuality is not so much fluid as it is open, a frankly refreshing way of seeing.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: 8.7/10

October 7, 2013
Andrew O'Hehir
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If you're looking for a marriage movie that's friendly, upbeat and reassuring, I suggest you keep on looking; if you want a startling debut film that merits comparison with Ingmar Bergman, Woody Allen and Nicole Holofcener, here it is.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

October 7, 2013
Leah Greenblatt
Entertainment Weekly
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The ending's a vague cop-out, but the movie is much smarter and more nuanced than the late-night-Cinemax setup suggests.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

October 4, 2013
Alonso Duralde
The Wrap
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It's hard not to think about Last Tango in Paris, The Stepford Wives, Belle de Jour and Jeanne Dielmann as we experience Abby's spiritual and sensual reawakening.

Full Review Source: The Wrap

October 4, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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For all that could be said of why this character chooses this path - of what this says, or she thinks it says, about control, or submission, or transgressiveness - the movie says nothing.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

October 4, 2013
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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Ms. Passon ultimately seems to skirt some of the larger life questions hinted at along the way.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 3, 2013
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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It is Weigert's performance that gives the film its mystery and charge. Playing seriously with identity, she draws the viewer ever closer. The way she never reveals everything is electrifying.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 3, 2013
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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The ambitions of writer-director Stacie Passon's plot feel too tame, revving up to a scene of shame rather than radical revision. The Kids Are All Right pushed similar material to more affecting ends.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

October 1, 2013
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Quickly devolves into a series of unconvincing scenes in service to an outlandish premise.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 1, 2013
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Solid relationship drama centers on an unsympathetic lead.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 18, 2013
Rob Nelson
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Shot as if they were ads for high-thread-count bed sheets, the pic's talky afternoon delights remain more flowery than erotic.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 18, 2013
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