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Concussion Reviews

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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
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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
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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+
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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
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Daniel Walber
Film.com
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
Salon.com
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.
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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com
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
TheWrap
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.
| 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
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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
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
October 1, 2013
Quickly devolves into a series of unconvincing scenes in service to an outlandish premise.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
September 18, 2013
Solid relationship drama centers on an unsympathetic lead.
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Rob Nelson
Variety
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.