Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.Written by
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Will Smith and Eddie Marsan appeared in Hancock (2008). See more »
When Dr Omalu is looking for a CT Scan of Mike Webster, his assistant hands him a MRI Scan instead. On a CT Scan you see bone as white, and on a MRI you can't see bone. See more »
The NFL agreed under the condition that it would not having to disclose what it knew, or when, about the effects of concussions on football players. Actuaries hired by the NFL have concluded that 28% of professional football players will suffer from serious cognitive impairment, including CTE. All federal charges against Dr. Cyril Wecht, were dismissed. In February 2015, Dr. Bennet Omalu became a citizen of the United States of America.
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This film brings to the forefront an important message. It explores the ugly side of fame in football. The repercussions of a life of hard hitting playing.
Will Smith gives a wonderful performance as Dr. Omalu. One of his best in recent memory for sure. In fact the whole ensemble is strong. Occasionally Alec Baldwin drops his southern drawl and I found that jarring, occasionally taking me out of the story.
The soundtrack was also something that I found jarring on occasion. I felt the direction was smooth and flowed quite well and the movie doesn't seem as long as its 123 minute run time.
If you're a fan of the game of football then go see this.
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