Concussion

Concussion

DVD - 2016
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Based on the true story of the doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE in football players, and the uphill battle he faced in bringing the information to the public.
Publisher: [Culver City, California] :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Call Number: DVD F CONC
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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jacinthabrown
Dec 01, 2017

Will Smith delivers a powerhouse performance as the Nigerian pathologist who discovered the link between multiple concussions in NFL athletes and acquired brain injury and mental illness. The horrific aftermath is premature death, suicide and a hidden toll on families struggling to come to terms with the slow unravelling of their loved ones.
The heroic doctor's subsequent demonization by the powers that be intent on maintaining the money train in their patch of turf turned this into a David vs Goliath battle reminiscent of the fight against Big Tobacco. The only drawback is knowing that in the decade since this revelation little has changed. As the tagline says, 'Nothing hits harder than the truth'. A+++

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5cottie
Oct 22, 2017

I've always liked Will Smith but never thought him to be an actor of depth. I was wrong, this is the second feature I have seen recently which shows him to be a great and dedicated actor. His portrayal of a remarkable immigrant, Dr. Bennet Omalu, is superb. On top of Smiths excellent performance lies an incredible story, superbly told and with a happy (ish) ending.

What makes the story remarkable is that Omalu won through having risked all to protect his fellow Americans, regardless of race, creed or colour.

Highly recommended.

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reader7176
Aug 13, 2017

Good Movie!! Good information about brain injuries. Will Smith was excellent in his role in this firm. Worth your time.

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mlcote59
Aug 12, 2017

love the movie its really something to know about the brain injury. Just like Ali the fighter has
Alzemheir Disease.

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curiousitycode
Jun 19, 2017

I found this movie very powerful. Will Smith does an excellent job of conveying the great risks to self and career Dr. Bennet Omalu undertook in order to bring light to the substantial cumulative brain damage being suffered by NFL players, and the long-term life-destroying effects it was having on them. Watching the emotional turmoil a good man was put through by the sporting industry as he pursued acknowledgement of a problem and increased safety protections to save lives was heartbreaking.

In response to other commenters stating the movie was "slow"; It's definitely not an explosion-packed action movie. But I cannot bring to mind any scenes that dragged on past what was necessary for exposition.

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Nooksack20
May 31, 2017

It was an OK movie, but like most over-hyped Hollywood fodder types, it was very slow and political in nature.

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avantmegan
Apr 05, 2017

Really enjoyed this

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gingin1972
Mar 28, 2017

Not to bad of a movie but not a action pack movie, kind of boring!

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15jason
Mar 18, 2017

A courageous man, but a pretty boring movie.

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marieloudavril
Mar 06, 2017

Very good eye's opener in the reality of fame,power and cover up of the truth in football. The best acting of Willis in this fight for the truth to be known.

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jimg2000
Jun 20, 2016

Many quotes in IMDb already as:

Dr. Cyril Wecht: The NFL owns a day of the week. The same day the Church used to own. Now it's theirs.

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