Movie Review: Concussion (PG13)
This film deserves to be celebrated.
Not only does it have Will Smith giving one of his most gripping performances to date, its subject matter needs to be made known to everyone.
Smith plays Dr Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian forensic pathologist who in 2002 discovers chronic traumatic encephalopathy (a form of brain damage) in football players stemming from the many concussions they suffer during their professional careers.
Concussion chronicles Dr Omalu's discovery and the battle he faces in bringing the information to the public.
Director-writer Peter Landesman could have done more to give this drama more depth, but fortunately, his leading man compensates by dialling up the emotions and driving the movie forward.
Smith is worthy of his Best Actor Golden Globe nomination and perhaps an Oscar nod as well.