Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Concussion stars Will Smith as the real-life Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian forensic pathologist who conducts the autopsy of a former NFL star and discovers chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the result of repetitive head injuries from years of playing football. Omalu, offering a strong example of integrity and perseverance, goes up against the powerful NFL, which is unwilling to admit the game can be deadly. This David-vs.-Goliath story has plenty of violent football scenes that often leave players dazed or unconscious, as well as some intense moments when retired players succumb to fits of rage. There are also scenes that show people drinking and a bit of kissing and swearing (including "s--t" and one vehement "f--k").
A couple flirts and eventually kisses.
Many sequences show football players on the field hitting each other, often leaving some of them on the ground, sometimes unconscious. Retired football players are shown experiencing fits of rage, directed at themselves or others in ways that are both sad and terrifying to see. Brief glimpses of graphic crime-scene photos, and several scenes show autopsies, with shots of bodies being examined.
Occasional swearing includes "hell," "pain in the ass," "p--sify," "s--t," and one vehement "f--k."
It's tough to be right when you're all alone -- it can make you doubt yourself, and when you're faced with opposition, it might seem easier to give up than to stick to your position.
Some consumer brands are shown on-screen, including Vaio computers. Many NFL football teams and players are mentioned by name.
Drugs / Tobacco /
A mentally disturbed character is shown inhaling some kind of intoxicant. A few scenes show people drinking at bars.