I’m not one for reading into Awards and Award Seasons. However, it strikes me as a little bit odd that Will Smith wasn’t nominated for an Oscar or a BAFTA for his efforts in Concussion.
Concussion is a film centred around a Christian Nigerian pathologist in the Pittsburgh area, USA. Very much the outsider, Will Smith’s character story is the focal point of the film as a single man taking on the massive commercial corporation that is the National Football League (NFL). Twists, turns and set backs follow – much like a game of football, ironically.
In short, the film is completely carried by Will Smith but it is definitely worth a watch for that reason alone. Don’t go into it expecting a lot of football but it is a solid film I would happily put somewhere in my top 10 of 2015.
Arguably, not a niche film to review – I felt I had to review this film because too many people are ‘sleeping’ on this film. Please, please, pardon the pun.