Concussion [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [DVD] [2015]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (156 out of 162)

Special Features


  • Commentary with director Peter Landesman
  • Inside the true story: discover the true story and meet the real people who inspired the film

Synopsis


Concussion
Filmmaker Peter Landesman (Parkland) wrote and directed this sports-themed drama based on Jeanne Marie Laskas' GQ article "Game Brain," about the potentially horrific cost of playing football. Pittsburgh-based neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers a degenerative brain disease now known as CTE in the autopsies of several deceased pro-football players, but after presenting his research, he finds himself under fire from the NFL. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Luke Wilson, Alec Baldwin, Bitsie Tulloch, and Albert Brooks co-star. ~ Tom Ciampoli, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Will Smith
    Will Smith - Dr. Bennet Omalu
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw
    Gugu Mbatha-Raw - Prema Mutiso
  • Alec Baldwin
    Alec Baldwin - Dr. Julian Bailes
  • Albert Brooks
    Albert Brooks - Dr. Cyril Wecht
  • David Morse
    David Morse - Mike Webster



Customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    TJBOND
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    I had heard about t;his movie from friends and after purchasing it met all the criteria for a very; informative and enjoyable movie...I have recommended this movie to many friends and will continue to do so.... This movie was very informative and a move that you m;ust see if you have children or grandch;ildren who are interested i;n playhing football..You need to have this information to make an intelligent decision..............

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Concussion

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    Katie
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    This movie reminds football fans and non-fans that the game is potentially very dangerous in its potential for devastating head injuries to players. In a real life drama, the movie tells the story of the doctor who proved that the concussions caused by repeated impact to the brain is hazardous to the health of players and reminds us that this game subjects atheletes to possible significant devastating head injury. Well made; well- acted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Captivating film!

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    explorer
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    Concussion is a film on the cutting edge of a serious issue facing the NFL (and at all levels of contact football across the globe)... the discovery of CTE by a Pittsburgh pathologist in the Coroner's Office played by Will Smith. Why he wasn't nominated for an Oscar for best male actor is beyond me. Not only should he have been nominated, but he should have won the award. Awesome performance and film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Inappropriate language for PG13

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    Coke
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    Someone had recommended this movie to me, saying that it was pretty good. I always check ratings on movies, as I do not care for profanity. The movie was pretty good up until the end, where the Lord's name was taken in vain several times, which ruined the movie for me. This is something that I find very offensive, as do many others. Had the movie been rated R, I never would have purchased it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Intense Story

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    TechLady2
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    I agree with the principles of this film. Unfortunately, the NFL wants to sweep these facts under the rug! Too many great football players have lost their lives because of concussions and I say that as an avid football fan. I really like films based on true stories. Will Smith was excellent. I recommend this movie to open-minded individuals who care about the sport.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Movie night

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    Asahlay
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    If you love true stories this thia great movie for a joint family night. Will Smith does an excellent job of portraying the real man. The story is riveting and brings light upon the issues in professional sports, not only in football but other contact sports. I bought this movie for my elderly mother and she has added to her collection of true stories.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Concussion is a good movie.....

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    smittieshouse
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    Overall the movie was really good. Being a football fan and with all the news about CTE this film gave a good look into the problems with this awful disease thats pleaging football. I still love the game and would have given anything to have played proffesionally, but I now have even more respect for those who sacrificed for the game that they love.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent treatment of an Important Issue

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    tutorman
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    This movie spotlights the very necessary discussion of how suspected concussions are treated in the same manner as cigarette regulation in the early 1960s as an unnecessary approach to regulating an enjoyable experience for millions of people. The movie was well written and acted without a lot of over dramatic touches. It's worth seeing and buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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