During his conducting of an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease.
Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and publishes his findings in a medical journal. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma while dealing with attacks from the NFL PR machine.
“The Chairman” – While I can say that this is not the greatest movie nor does it have any notable performances, the bringing into light to the results of CTE on the brains of former NFL player is an important cause that should be commended.
Ok, now for the movie…..when you shoot a biopic like any conventional movie you lose something in the focus and context on the lead of the movie. Decisions he makes seem rash as you dont have the proper insight into the character’s thinking and/or background.
Ridley Scott should’ve directed this instead sticking himself in as the producer. Although the movie highlights an incredibly important issue, the execution was seriously lacking. 6/10
Please let us have your thoughts if you have seen the movie.