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Concussion Reviews

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January 26, 2014
the approach is cold and calculated, leaving us feeling a bit too much like the film's wayward protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
October 3, 2013
The viewer is presented with a series of caustic, vignette-like scenes which tease bigger themes but end before they can tackle them ...
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 11, 2014
Tepid and contrived, this is really House & Garden porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
May 13, 2014
Satisfaction is fleeting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
October 17, 2013
This might sound, at the very least, titillating, but "Concussion" is anything but.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
October 1, 2013
Quickly devolves into a series of unconvincing scenes in service to an outlandish premise.
October 1, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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
September 18, 2013
Shot as if they were ads for high-thread-count bed sheets, the pic's talky afternoon delights remain more flowery than erotic.
November 14, 2013
It's on the dull side, despite a fair amount of tasteful, non-explicit sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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-
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
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
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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