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Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful – and beloved – institutions in the world. With captivating performances by Alec Baldwin and Academy Award® nominee Albert Brooks (1987 Best Supporting Actor, Broadcast News).
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 5.92 Ounces
- Audio Description: : English
- Item model number : 043396432984
- Director : Peter Landesman
- Media Format : AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 2 hours and 3 minutes
- Release date : March 29, 2016
- Actors : Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser
- Dubbed: : French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : English, French, Spanish
- Producers : Giannina Scott, Elizabeth Cantillon, Ridley Scott, Larry Shuman, David Wolthoff
- Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B019T8Q426
- Number of discs : 1
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I played from the age of 10 all the way through college. I sacrificed so much, and although I never played a single snap with a professional jersey on my back I always felt like I owed “so much to football” because of all the things “it gave to me”. No matter how many times I hurt myself, not even when I needed a spine fusion in my neck did I change my opinion that football was one of the fondest memories of my youth.
As I watched this movie I remember the moment where my wife pressed paused to ask me, “Hey honey are you okay?” I didn’t even know what to say to her. I said I was okay, but we both knew that what I was seeing had lifted the veil from my eyes. Will Smith does such a masterful job of playing the role of a man who refuses to relent in the face of such a horrendous truth. All of the characters in this movie help us all to see that this is more than just a fictitious story that we get to enjoy and then walk away from. This movie forces us all to face facts and come to grips with something that so many people have refused to see for far too long.
I blame no one but myself for my choices, but this movie has helped give me the lost piece of the puzzle to my life back. It helps me to understand all of the truly irrational behaviors that I have exhibited over the last 20 years of my life. Concussion is more than a movie. It is a gift to countless families who otherwise might lose their sons the same way we lost so many other players to this irresponsible and reckless “sport”. I wish I could meet the writers of this movie so I could hug them and thank them for the boldness of this movie and the message is speaks. Concussion has given my children, my wife, my parents and my colleagues a gift that I never can truly repay.
This is a movie that everyone should watch. Concussion is more than just a movie, it is a revelation, and it absolutely and completely changed my life.
The main message of the film was that the NFL cared about its profits more than science, medicine and its players. There’s a big scene about this that gets really preachy but it’s still a strong one.
There’s two former football players from the Steelers who are the first cases that Omalu ran into. I think a little bit more time could have been given to their plights. I know as a parent whose son played football in high school and junior college the threat of CTE was always on my mind. My son got two concussions that we know about which freaked me out. Athletes who go onto play pro must run into this even more often and the fact that the NFL didn’t care should be no surprise. This is how huge companies act when they are accused of negligence or wrongdoing.
Definitely worth a watch!
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This is a powerful film that highlights what the real power of truth. As George Orwell once said, "in times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act". This brave Nigerian-American intellectual and doctor, exposed the dirty secret that NFL was trying to hide for so many years.
Will Smith had done Dr. Omalu a great service. This is the second film (since Ali) that Smith appeared in that a). did not make a profit, but b). became more relevant well after its release. Those type of films are the ones that truly score touchdowns for me because quality always supersedes quantity, and the substance of this great motion picture is profound.
If my review is colloquial then I apologise. But this film is another reminder of what a strong character can achieve especially when facing a Goliath that owns a day of the week.
The cast is excellent with Will Smith’s Bennet Omalu thoroughly believable and some big names even in minor roles.
The subject-matter is disturbing and thought-provoking for many sports: the boxing fraternity (not a sport I am happy with) has acknowledged the sad sight of the ‘punch-drunk’ ex-fighter for generations; American football clearly raises the brain-accelerating/decelerating forces to a new level with its high-speed helmet-to-helmet collisions graphically depicted in the film.
My own sport, Rugby Union football (a player of no great ability but latterly as a medical officer at first-class and international squad level) is not exempt, with today’s players being bigger, fitter and faster and the tactical plays having raised it from a ‘contact sport’ to a ‘collision sport’. The recently-introduced requirement for ‘head-injury assessment’ time-out is to be applauded and the availability in sport of access to CT imaging is to be welcomed but the insidious effects of repeated concussional episodes and the absence of changes on currently available imaging do raise questions. It is hoped that new CT equipment will show detail allowing better information regarding Alzheimer’s and other dementias but whether this will extend to warning of the encephalopathy following repeated impact episodes remains to be seen.
This is an exceptionally well-made film avoiding going over-the-top in its depiction of the size of the problem – huge food for thought.
Loved the film. If you are interested in scientific research around American Football or like me a big fan of the game; then i suggest you watch this.
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