Concussion (2015)


Reviewed by Jennifer Rude Klett (Library Staff)

Parents: Please watch this movie before your child plays football. I seriously did not expect Concussion to be this good; but it was. Based on a true story, the film explores how forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu discovers chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) brain degeneration experienced by professional football players. It also covers the National Football League’s efforts to discredit Omalu and his research in response. Well acted, especially by Will Smith (yeah, he should have been at least nominated for an Oscar here). This movie was a real eye opener in many ways and should prompt society to rethink football, the sacred cow of sports. The takeaway: Do not take your brain for granted.




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