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At Theaters: 12/25/2015 On Video: 3/29/2016
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 03 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600687
Studio: Sony Pictures Inc.
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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.
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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.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Will Smith FOCUS, AFTER EARTH, MEN IN BLACK III, SEVEN POUNDS
Gugu Mbatha-Raw BEYOND THE LIGHTS, BELLE
Alec Baldwin MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION, ALOHA
Director: Peter Landesman PARKLAND
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 F-words; 3 S-words; 5 GD's; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Hits and bloody surgery.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Stock footage of football.
COMEDY: Rare comic lines.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full 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 Ebert Full 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 Today Full 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 Stone Full 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...

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 77 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
3
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
3
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
6
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
9
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
23
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
29
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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."

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