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Rated PG-13 · 121 minutes · 2015

Drama, Thriller
Sturdy “bad old days” drama Shows what happens when a determined man of science, forensic neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith), dares to argue, circa 2002, that the all-American game of football causes brain injury and often agonizing early death in many of its players. Smith’s sober performance blends in well with his supporting cast: Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, David Morse, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the doctor’s wife. The story, adapted by director Peter Landesman from a magazine article by Jeanne Marie Laskas, gives us the same reassuring feeling we get from Spotlight or Trumbo, as courageous do-gooders stand up to the crimes of entrenched, big-money organizations – in this instance the National Football League -- for the benefit of the public. What the film lacks in subtlety it makes up for in righteousness (123 min.).
Official Site: www.sonypictures.com/movies/concussion
Director: Peter Landesman
Producer: Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman, Elizabeth Cantillon, Michael Schaefer, David Crockett, Ben Waisbren, Bruce Berman and Greg Basser
Cast: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Morse, Matthew Willig, Albert Brooks and Richard Jones

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