Concussion (2013)

Written and directed by Stacie Passon in an auspicious directing debut effort, and produced by Rose Troche, CONCUSSION is a poignant sexual examination of Abby (Robin Weigert in a star making breakout turn), a forty something married… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 4, 2013
DVD Release Date: January 28, 2014
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smart, nuanced, and sexy, Concussion transcends its more awkward moments thanks to Robin Weigert's remarkable starring performance.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The suggestion that prostitution is a risk-free route to self-discovery for suburban soccer moms is glib bordering on offensive, but Robin Weigert is tough and terrific in the lead.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It's on the dull side, despite a fair amount of tasteful, non-explicit sex.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

Perhaps aimed to be a combination of Desperate Housewives and Belle de Jour, with a lesbian twist, Concussion turns out to be surprisingly bland.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Unfortunately, Passon can't seem to figure out her own protagonist; there are plenty of sexual climaxes here but not much of a narrative one.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

[Weigert] and Passon team up to create an indelible portrait of a woman who may always be a work in progress.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

A very subtle, sophisticated take on modern relationships driven, naturally, by [Robin] Weigert's nuanced, hard edged performance.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

An engrossing meditation on modern alienation and the ways we cope when we discover something missing in our lives.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

This might sound, at the very least, titillating, but "Concussion" is anything but.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Abby's pursuit would appear wildly implausible, but Weigert makes it seem perfectly natural, conveying Abby's restless longings and wry curiosity, the sense that she is exploring her identity as much as fulfilling her desires

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
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In the emergency room, Abby(Robin Weigert) less than calmly informs her spouse Kate(Julie Fain Lawrence), a lawyer, that she will be returning to work… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Surprisingly poignant, executed well, and maturely conveyed, Concussion is a surprising film. The film follows the exploits of a married lesbian woman who gets… More