"Robin Weigert 'Kills It' in the Indie Film "Concussion"...she is absolutely stunning, delivering a killer performance that's gritty, raw, and sexy -- and so damn beautiful that you may just fall a little bit in love with her..."
"To put it simply, OMFG. Weigert gives a towering performance as Abby... It’s the acting breakthrough of the year in American cinema..."
"The script is excellent, with some pretty sharp edges, but I credit mostly Robin Weigert, whose portrayal of Abby is one of the best performances of the year."
"...it is Weigert's performance that gives the film its mystery and charge. Playing seriously with identity, she draws the viewer ever closer. The way she never reveals everything is electrifying."
"It's a sexy, uncomprising and unique take on the cinematic mid-life crisis that works in large part because of Weigert's performance."
"...Weigert is the film's constant saving grace, her fast wit and enormous range suggesting that Abby is aware of the irrationality of her situation—and yet, no matter what, remains hell-bent on seeing it through to the bitter end."
"But thanks to a career-best performance from Weigert, who's in full command of her character's malcontent, inner fire, and considerable sexiness..."
"Deadwood's Weigert is never less than fascinating..."
"As Abby, the film rests on the shoulders of Robin Weigert's sensual performance. Known to audiences mostly through her television work on Deadwood, for which she was Emmy and SAG nominated, Sons of Anarchy, and Private Practice, she gives a fabulous performance here. Her deep, soothing voice and strong, feminine appearance proving a captivating presence."
"Weigert gives an intriguing performance that peels away layers of character the deeper in Abby/Eleanor gets..."
"Weigert brings an air of remove to the role – a sense that, while she can reveal her feelings, she can also cloak them, just as Abby does from her wife. Weigert pulls us in even as she withholds Abby/Eleanor's deeper feelings, though not her occasional loss of aplomb at the antics of some of her clients..."
"Robin Weigert is spectacular in the film, delivering a performance of intense vulnerability and complete abandon."
"Robin Weigert gives an outstanding performance as a middle-aged woman who somehow learns to control her life by selling her body."
"The film belongs of course to lead actress Robin Weigert who is a master at subtle facial expressions that tell it all without the need for dialogue."
"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 future in features..."
"...Weigert (best known for her work on "Deadwood") gives a performance that's revelatory in more ways than one, as Abby sheds inhibitions and clothes."
|More photos of the Opening Night Screening here,
and the Opening Night Gala at Terra Gallery here.