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Concussion
Concussion 2015 poster.jpg
Directed By
Peter Landesman
Produced By
Ridley Scott
Giannina Scott
David Woltroff
Larry Shuman
Elizabeth Cantillon
Written By
Peter Landesman
Edited By
William Goldenberg
Cinematography
Salvatore Totino
Music By
James Newton Howard
Studio

LStar Capital
Village Roadshow Pictures
Scott Free Productions
The Shuman Company
Cara Films
The Cantillon Company

^br> Overbrook Entertainment
Distributed By
Country
United States
Language
English
Release Date
November 10, 2015
(AFI Fest)
December 25, 2015
(United States)
Runtime
122 minutes
Rating
Rating PG-13.gif


Concussion is a 2015 American biographical sports thriller and medical drama film, written and directed by Peter Landesman. It stars Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Albert Brooks. It was released on December 25, 2015 by Columbia Pictures.

Plot

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 as Dr. Bennet Omalu
  • Alec Baldwin as Dr. Julian Bailes
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Prema Mutiso
  • Albert Brooks as Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD
  • Paul Reiser as Dr. Elliot Pellman
  • Luke Wilson as Roger Goodell
  • Eddie Marsan as Dr. Steven DeKosky
  • David Morse as Mike Webster
  • Mike O'Malley as Daniel Sullivan
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Dave Duerson
  • Arliss Howard as Dr. Joseph Maroon
  • Bitsie Tulloch as Keana Strzelczyk
  • Richard T. Jones as Andre Waters
  • Hill Harper as Christopher Jones
  • Matt Willig as Justin Strzelczyk
  • Eme Ikwuakor as Amobi Okoye

Production

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 63%, based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 5.5/10. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 47 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews"

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