Concussion Reviews

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October 9, 2017
Concussion is another film about actual events that would better be served by a documentary than a fictional adaptation.
March 4, 2016
The script also knows how to pull back when sentimentality threatens. The film's salutary ending shows just how it's done.
February 11, 2016
Smith takes on Omalu's Nigerian accent and too-perfect grammar with confidence, as this man with eight university degrees and an iron respect for science finds his research being crushed by the dollar-rolling might of the NFL machine -- and even the FBI.
February 11, 2016
Smith's performance is shallow, conceited and bland.
December 29, 2015
The movie murmurs, when it - and others - should be shouting.
December 25, 2015
A melodramatic but compelling enough lab-coat drama about football players and the pathological implications of too many blows to their heads ...
May 8, 2019
While it is not a perfect film, it is worth seeing for its potential to spark curiosity to dig further into the facts of CTE.
April 16, 2019
The problem is that none of it feels remotely engaging or interesting.
February 13, 2019
Concussion can't balance the line between being a vehicle for Will Smith or being a film that brings attention to an important issue. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 17, 2019
Ultimately, it is worth seeing -- despite its flaws -- thanks largely in part to a strong cast that includes Will Smith.
December 7, 2018
Concussion's heart shows most clearly not even in the scenes involving Omalu's quest, but rather in those showing the men suffering from brain damage.
October 16, 2018
Concussion had to be good, it had to scare us, and it should have scared the NFL. Instead it just sits there idly in a bed of clichés and manufactured tension.
January 26, 2018
There is much to be desired when it comes to the emotional impact of the screenplay itself, but Will Smith brings out the best in this Hollywood-ized expos on the NFL.
December 5, 2017
Concussion is brave in its denunciation... [Full review in Spanish]
October 25, 2017
Unfortunately Smith's performance lacks subtlety and depth, while the film starts strongly but then just seems to go on and on and on.
October 14, 2017
What a wasted opportunity.
September 21, 2017
Director-writer Peter Landesman could have done more to give this drama more depth, but fortunately, his leading man compensates by dialling up the emotions and driving the movie forward.
September 15, 2017
Don't let the sports theme deter you from this intense drama. It's compelling viewing from start to finish.
September 1, 2017
It's not particularly dramatic or even fascinating to watch.
August 24, 2017
I walked out of this movie unsatisfied, wanting to know more.
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