One too many hits to the head.

Overall A-

Although concussions have always been an expected result of field tackling, Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) suspects there may be real and long-lasting effects for the players who repeatedly sustain this serious injury.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

Why is Concussion rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Concussion PG-13 for thematic material including some disturbing images, and language.

Run Time: 123 minutes

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Why is Concussion rated PG-13? Concussion is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material including some disturbing images, and language.

Violence: Scenes of a pathologist examining a body include brief close-ups of incisions, other medical procedures and surgical tools. Some blood is shown, but the depictions are not overly graphic. Lab specimens are prepared from human tissue. Characters discuss a murder and look at photo evidence of the crime that show bloody hands. Corpses are shown and characters talk about anatomy and medical procedures. Characters with mental illness exhibit symptoms of addiction, self-harm, aggression, and physical threats to others. Suicide is mentioned, along with scenes where a man prepares to kill himself with a gun, and another purposefully is involved in an auto accident. Aggressive football tackles and sports injuries are seen. Mental and physical illness is depicted. Characters are verbally threatened with abusive statements, legal action, job loss and having their reputation besmirched. Sexual assault is alluded too, and a frightened, pregnant woman losses her baby.

Sexual Content: A man and woman dance together and later the couple is seen heading to a bedroom together.

Language: Infrequent use of coarse language includes two uses of sexual expletive (in a non-sexual contexts), scatological slang, cursing, and mild vulgar expressions.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character is seen sniffing glue and drinking. Other alcohol and substance abuse is depicted. A doctor injects a painkiller. Social drinking is shown.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Not Recommeded for Young Children, Violence, Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Substance Abuse, Disturbing Content.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Concussion"

Cast and Crew

Concussion is directed by Peter Landesman and stars Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bitsie Tulloch.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Concussion movie is March 29, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Concussion
Release Date: 29 March 2016
Concussion releases to home video with the following extras:

4K Ultra HD
- Feature film in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
- Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible - Digital Extras only available with iTunes)
- Also includes the film and special features on high-def Blu-ray

- Nine Deleted Scenes
- “Crafting Concussion” Featurette
- “Inside the True Story” Featurette
- Commentary with Director Peter Landesman

- “Inside the True Story” Featurette
- Commentary with Director Peter Landesman

- Nine Deleted Scenes
- “Crafting Concussion” Featurette
- “Inside the True Story” Featurette

Digital Only Exclusives* Include:
- The Article That Started It All
- The Science Behind the Sport

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