- 123 min
- Directed by: Peter Landesman
- Cast: Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
- UK release: 12 February 2015
Nigerian-born pathologist Dr Bennet Omalu (Smith) uncovers the fact that professional American footbal players are suffering from lasting brain damage. Smith is excellent, but the script is plodding and passionless, and a pervading, clunky, overblown jingoism is off-putting for anyone who doesn't think that America is superior to all other nations.
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Concussion8 Feb 2016
Passionless, jingoistic take on an inspiring true story, lifted by an excellent Will Smith
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