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Head Games Reviews

September 28, 2012
It's solid and interesting work in the main, but Head Games can't help but feel like a come-down after The Interrupters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 27, 2012
Director Steve James centers this documentary on Nowinski, but there are affecting profiles of various NFL and NHL veterans who are living with the damage -- or may have died from it.
September 27, 2012
The documentary by Steve James paints a devastating picture of the long-term consequences of head injuries among pro NFL players.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 21, 2012
One of the more fascinating aspects of a thoroughly entertaining movie is how incomprehensible James' proposed changes are in a country where many would list their necessities as food, shelter and Monday Night Football.
September 21, 2012
Finally, there's a sports movie for people who are caught between admiration and fear of athleticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2012
"Head Games" gains credibility and power from compassion for athletes and respect for their accomplishments. But it also tries to open the eyes of sports lovers to dangers that have too often been minimized and too seldom fully understood.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2012
It hides more than it shows, and makes a cloudy story into something way too simple.
September 20, 2012
A complex, determined look at one of the most pernicious problems facing organized sports on all levels ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2012
James has a worthy message, but never makes the case that he needs an entire documentary to deliver it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 20, 2012
[A] powerful documentary about the devastating effects of head injuries in sports.
September 20, 2012
As awareness increases and the dangers become harder to deny, the lingering question is this: How much will games allow themselves to be changed?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 19, 2012
While Head Games does feature a number of articulate and consistently intelligent talking-head interviews, it's ultimately not a satisfying advocacy doc.
September 19, 2012
The results are, cinematically speaking, a little diffuse, but any parent who's contemplating whether they should sign their kids up for Pop Warner this fall may want to watch this first.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5