Concussion Reviews

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April 11, 2019
Writer-director Stacie Passon's debut feature is an accomplished first statement, with polished visuals, strong performances, and an ending that leaves you with a lot to chew on after leaving the theater.
March 7, 2019
In Concussion are we seeing the female gaze? Well, we're definitely seeing one woman's gaze, that of [Stacie] Passon.
August 22, 2018
David Kruta's cold-eyed cinematography does help to enhance this emotional numbness of the film.
June 28, 2014
A very subtle, sophisticated take on modern relationships driven, naturally, by [Robin] Weigert's nuanced, hard edged performance.
June 15, 2014
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
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.
May 18, 2014
Much of the narrative may not ring true, but Weigert's performance is warm and engaging, lending not just heart, but much needed credibility.
May 18, 2014
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.
May 16, 2014
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).
May 16, 2014
An intriguing, independent drama with a notable performance from Robin Weigert who played Calamity Jane in Deadwood.
May 15, 2014
It's not entirely plausible, to be honest, but there's an easy naturalism to the drama and a sharp intelligence behind the camera.
May 15, 2014
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.
May 15, 2014
Middle-class, very self-consciously egalitarian New Jersey is lucidly captured, especially the mildly daring dinner parties.
May 15, 2014
Concussion is wonderfully shot, a confident and accomplished debut for a filmmaker with a promising career ahead of her.
May 13, 2014
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.
May 11, 2014
Director Stacie Passion doesn't try to ape Buuel's surrealist twist on ennui in Belle Du Jour, instead crafting an enthralling, modern tale in which intimacy is a goal rarely achieved.
April 3, 2014
Concussion is well acted, well written and genuinely entertaining, but I just wish that it had rung a little less hollow.
February 5, 2014
Weigert is one of America's most overlooked actresses, and this is a tremendous showcase for her talent.
December 5, 2013
It's not pretty, but you can't turn your eyes away.
November 28, 2013
An engrossing meditation on modern alienation and the ways we cope when we discover something missing in our lives.
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