Concussion 2015 poster
Directed By
Peter Landesman
Written By
Peter Landesman
Edited By
William Goldenberg
Salvatore Totino
Music By
James Newton Howard

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

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

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.


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.



Critical responseEdit

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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