• Concussion (2015)


Release Date: December 25th, 2015

PG-13 |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer's disease. Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy and publishes his findings in a medical journal. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.

Cast: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Morse

Director: Peter Landesman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: The Cantillon Company, Scott Free Productions, Cara Films, Shuman Co.

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Emotional , Mystery , Doctor , House , Brooding , Quest , 2000s , 2010s , Office , Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Landesman’s film may not be scintillating drama, but it aches with muted anger, and his cast makes sure to keep the proceedings at a consistent simmering boil. show more

  • 70
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    This film is vital in uncovering a hazard that was kept hidden for far too long. At last the secret is out, and Landesman and his fine cast will help to keep the conversation going. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The great strength of Concussion is its star’s performance. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama