Concussion Reviews

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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.
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 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 15, 2014
A stellar lead turn by Robin Weigert isn't enough to save this staid story of a lesbian call-girl.
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.
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.
November 28, 2013
An engrossing meditation on modern alienation and the ways we cope when we discover something missing in our lives.
November 14, 2013
It's on the dull side, despite a fair amount of tasteful, non-explicit sex.
October 30, 2013
[Weigert] and Passon team up to create an indelible portrait of a woman who may always be a work in progress.
October 17, 2013
This might sound, at the very least, titillating, but "Concussion" is anything but.
October 7, 2013
Passon's portrayal of sexuality is not so much fluid as it is open, a frankly refreshing way of seeing.
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.
October 4, 2013
Takes this well-worn storyline and makes something unique out of it, something fresh and bizarre.
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.
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.
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.
October 3, 2013
Ms. Passon ultimately seems to skirt some of the larger life questions hinted at along the way.
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.
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 ...
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.
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