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Based on 18 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a tepid, quiet and uneventful film, directed almost in slow motion, with no narrative propulsion and with a succession of very similar scenes. The actors speak softly and pause a lot. And in the background is the steady hum of the soundtrack. show more

  • 60
    New York Daily News

    Concussion is a melancholy affair which keeps its lead character at a distance, making for somewhat frustrating viewing. But the reserved tone also makes this movie worth an afternoon visit. show more

  • 60
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Although Weigert is convincing as Abby, Passon's attitude toward the character is hazy. show more

  • 87

    A bold film anchored by Weigert's impressive lead performance. show more

  • 88
    R. Kurt Osenlund Slant Magazine

    The near-imperceptible finesse of Abby's characterization reflects writer-director Stacie Passon's effortless, interesting mix of richness and economy. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Concussion deserves more of an audience than just the film festival circuit. And it’s not just an introduction to a writer-director with talent, but to a slew of under-employed and superb actresses, and the hunky Tchaikovsky. show more

  • 80
    Anna Smith Empire

    Director Stacie Passion doesn't try to ape Buñuel’s surrealist twist on ennui in Belle Du Jour, instead crafting an enthralling, modern tale in which intimacy is a goal rarely achieved. show more

  • 60
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    A fine sense of yuppie suffocation—Spin-class listlessness and workaholic disconnection—sets up this indie as a potential suburban satire. show more

  • 60
    Mike D'Angelo The Dissolve

    More and more, the film’s incisive realism seems at war with its ludicrous plot, until both finally just collapse, exhausted. show more

  • 60
    Joe Walsh CineVue

    As an audience, you're infected with the languor Abby suffers, realising that as pretty as Concussion looks and with such an interesting premise behind it, beneath the surface there is precious little to really sink your teeth into. show more

  • October 23, 2013 missmonicamarie
    Report This User

    An astonishingly nuanced performance from Robin Weigert, here. From bored housewife, to awkward prostitute, then vibrantly liberated woman, and back. Though the trailer tends to oversell the sexy, this movie is really all about Weigert\'s tour de force playbook as an actress. I\'ll see it again.

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