Concussion

2015 PG-13 2h 3m Blu-ray / DVD

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Concussion

2015 PG-13 2h 3m Blu-ray / DVD
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When Dr. Bennet Omalu's autopsy studies lead him to conclude that multiple concussions could be the underlying cause of the brain disorders suffered by many U.S. football players, he encounters harsh resistance from the NFL establishment.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.39:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French-Canadian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.39:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French-Canadian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
  • Will Smith
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw
  • Arliss Howard
  • Paul Reiser
  • Luke Wilson
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • David Morse
  • Albert Brooks
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Reviews

age 13+

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").

Sexual Content

A couple flirts and eventually kisses.

Violence

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.

Language

Occasional swearing includes "hell," "pain in the ass," "p--sify," "s--t," and one vehement "f--k."

Social Behavior

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.

Consumerism

Some consumer brands are shown on-screen, including Vaio computers. Many NFL football teams and players are mentioned by name.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A mentally disturbed character is shown inhaling some kind of intoxicant. A few scenes show people drinking at bars.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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