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Concussion is compelling in parts and Will Smith (soft Nigerian accent and all) portrays a sympathetic character, but there's way too much melodrama and the material isn't strong enough to power through to the finish line.

Dying for football

Jan 15, 2016 5:50 AM

AMERICAN football can be brutal one minute and balletic the next, as large men in padded uniforms try to pound each other into submission in the name of sport. Helmet-to-helmet contact is a typical feature of the game, as are bone-jarring hits capable of dislodging teeth from gums and separating