Based on a true story and inspired by a book written by Jeanne Marie Laskas, Concussion focuses on the life of forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu and his attempts and determination to make CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) publicly known in the sports world.
The film was written and directed by Peter Landesman, who does a wonderful job of capturing the important moments of Dr. Omalu’s experiences. Will Smith delivers an unforgettable performance as Dr. Omalu, even down to the captivating and realistic Nigerian accent, which had me engaged the entire 2 hours.
Despite some of the harsh reviews floating the internet, I found it to be highly entertaining and a must-see for Will Smith and football fans alike. It’s action-packed and emotionally evoking.
Although I’m highly reactive to cinema, other gasps in the audience confirmed that the film is moving. In an effort to preserve the plot, I don’t want to disclose too much information, but I highly recommend it to movie-goers.
You will not be disappointed.