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Concussion Reviews

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Katherine Monk
December 5, 2013
It's not pretty, but you can't turn your eyes away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 5, 2013
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.
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
November 28, 2013
An engrossing meditation on modern alienation and the ways we cope when we discover something missing in our lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 14, 2013
It's on the dull side, despite a fair amount of tasteful, non-explicit sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 7, 2013
The quest for sexual fulfillment of a lesbian housewife.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
October 30, 2013
[Weigert] and Passon team up to create an indelible portrait of a woman who may always be a work in progress.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Orndorf
October 24, 2013
It's an unexpected deviation from the norm, sold with intelligence and intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
October 20, 2013
A melodramatic debut feature that is much more than just "Desperate Lesbian Housewives."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 17, 2013
This might sound, at the very least, titillating, but "Concussion" is anything but.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeff Baker
October 17, 2013
It's all beautifully photographed in medium depth and edited in a way that's both erotic and shallow, and would be nothing more than a Lifetime movie without a knockout performance by Robin Weigert as Abby.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Daniel Walber
October 7, 2013
Passon's portrayal of sexuality is not so much fluid as it is open, a frankly refreshing way of seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.7/10
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Andrew O'Hehir
October 7, 2013
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.
Todd Jorgenson
October 6, 2013
Weigert's performance resonates with authenticity, even if the plot mechanics become frustrating.
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Sheila O'Malley
October 4, 2013
Takes this well-worn storyline and makes something unique out of it, something fresh and bizarre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Leah Greenblatt
Entertainment Weekly
October 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: B+
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Alonso Duralde
October 4, 2013
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.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
October 3, 2013
Ms. Passon ultimately seems to skirt some of the larger life questions hinted at along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Danny King
Paste Magazine
October 3, 2013
Weigert is the film's constant saving grace, her fast wit and enormous range suggesting that Abby is aware of the irrationality of her situation -- and yet, no matter what, remains hell-bent on seeing it through to the bitter end.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.4/10
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