Cast: Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks
Director: Peter Landesman
Runtime: 123 minutes
Released: February 12
“Concussion” artfully depicts the profoundly insightful tale of Dr. Bennet Omalu – a Nigerian coroner residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who indentifies a pattern amongst veteran NFL players – as he becomes the targeted subject of intensely scrutinized media persecution versus kudos in strategically analyzing the fascinating beautiful struggle of professional football athletes and their most devastating opponent – mental health.
The hard-hitting Peter Landesman-directed motion picture conveniently highlights conspiratorial whistle-blowing, contemporary sports science, and the million dollar question that remains fundamentally posed beyond the midst of the controversy: Does the most popular sport in the nation prove detrimental to one’s overall wellbeing in the long run? “Concussion” is simultaneously the question and the answer.
The honest, middle-of-the-road “Concussion” boasts populated stock characters throughout the offering. However, the in-depth movie thoroughly debunks the traditional myths which are overlooked, whilst scoring a vital touch down in smash mouth style amongst dedicated football aficionados and the casual viewer. Nothing hits harder than the truth.
W| By Dean Perretta @DeanPerretta via @InspireLSTV