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The incredible true David vs. Goliath story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player.
Drama - This slow, talky fact-based drama will appeal largely to older
moviegoers and fans of Will Smith, who has a serious dramatic role
here. All of the other known actors from Alec Baldwin to Gugu
Mbatha-Raw to Luke Wilson have much smaller roles. While football is
a central subject, this is not a sports movie at all. Language and
adult subject matter make the film not for kids, but they would not
be interested anyhow.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Concussion isn't always brilliant but it's compelling enough that the lesser scenes are easily ignored. When Concussion stays on point, it's as riveting as any movie about a crusader taking on a massive, corrupt organization.
Roger EbertFull Review Good The movie is engaging and fascinating for much of its two hours. Will Smith's performance as Omalu is lovely... The editing...is brisk and inventive...
USA TodayFull Review Above Average Despite its faults, Smith's excellent execution and Concussion on the whole will hit home in the hearts and especially minds of the audience.
Rolling StoneFull Review Above Average Smith — flawless in accent and commitment to Omalu's worthy cause — grips you from first to last. It's a gripping story...
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 77 moviegoers:
CHILDREN: The 3 children felt it was just an average movie, which is understandable since it's more of an adult movie.
TEENS: Two of the males loved it and one enjoyed it very much. Three of the six ladies loved it, one enjoyed it very much and two rated it "good/average."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved it with the remaining three indicating they enjoyed it very much. Great reviews from the ladies.Three-quarters loved it with the rest enjoying it very much.
ADULTS: GREAT REVIEWS! Both the males and females rated it very high. Sixty-percent loved it. Another 25% indicated that they enjoyed it very much. Only about 15% rated it as low as "good/average."