Concussion Synopsis
A forty something married wealthy, lesbian housewife who, after suffering a blow to the head from getting smacked by her son’s baseball—walks around every corner of her suburban life to confront a mounting desire for something else.
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Slant Magazine

By R. Kurt Osenlund
The near-imperceptible finesse of Abby's characterization reflects writer-director Stacie Passon's effortless, interesting mix of richness...
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87

Film.com

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A bold film anchored by Weigert's impressive lead performance.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
It is Weigert's performance that gives the film its mystery and charge. Playing seriously with identity, she draws the viewer ever closer....
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80

Empire

By Anna Smith
Director Stacie Passion doesn't try to ape Buñuel’s surrealist twist on ennui in Belle Du Jour, instead crafting an enthralling, modern...
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67

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
This is a frequently titillating film, and Weigert can’t help but add dimensions to that onscreen intimacy and vivid exploration of...
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Concussion deserves more of an audience than just the film festival circuit. And it’s not just an introduction to a writer-director with...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Although Weigert is convincing as Abby, Passon's attitude toward the character is hazy.
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60

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
Ms. Passon ultimately seems to skirt some of the larger life questions hinted at along the way.
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40

Variety

By Rob Nelson
Acquitting herself capably in a lead role that strips her bare in more ways than one, Robin Weigert (HBO’s “Deadwood”) proves worthy of a...
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30

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
Its characters are all too easily determined but never specific—or memorable.
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a complex and beautiful film

By ptzr
This film has so many thematic layers: the fragility of a well-constructed self; the nutty extremes we put our bodies through in search of mental relief; what happens in a relationship when there's...

Real life snapshot.

By acupo0012
I discovered this little gem at the Angelika theater in New York City. I found the story really gripping and surprisingly approachable for all audiences. Later I looked up the director Stacie Passon...

It Was Entertaining

By hoffoliv
The title is enough said....

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Rated R | For some language and strong sexual content