BySteven Belknap, writer at
Over the decade my interest in films has grown to where I would like to express how movies are an influence and a reflection of our society
Steven Belknap

Concussion Review

This movie is the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu and his discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE for short. The movie follows the events surrounding Omalu's discovery of this disease and how it connected back to football injuries, specifically head related injuries like concussions and how the NFL kept this knowledge under wraps for many years and how the NFL even threatened Omalu's career and reputation. The movie felt very empowering, mostly because it was about how the little guy and his scientific knowledge and more importantly the truth was able to win against a major conglomerate corporation like the NFL, with them admitting that football has a chance of causing traumatic brain injury.

The movie stars Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu and he does a fine performance as Omalu. There were other good performances in the movie as well, but it was Will Smith who stole the show.

This is a good movie, in that, not only is it quite revealing of how the NFL covered up this issue, but also how one man, with the help of his friends and colleagues was able to stand against a giant. It is a science movie, a drama movie, but also a david and goliath movie as well. I could go on as to how good this movie was, but then I would bore you, so I am going to end on this, see the movie in theaters if you can, if not, find some way of seeing it for this is a movie and it should be watched because it deals with an issue about a sport many millions of Americans watch. This movie deserves an 8.5 out of 10.


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