Wasn't quite what I was expecting but certainly a realistic look into a destructive addiction. Perhaps too intense at some points. Even though there were some parts that I felt dragged the film down a bit, I felt the film was pretty shocking and worth watching.
Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apa... read more
Directed by: Steve McQueen (III)
Release Date: December 2, 2011
DVD Release Date: April 17, 2012
Stats: 3,228 reviews
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September 6, 2013
February 24, 2013
A beautifully fulfilling and poignant film on a form of addiction that is never covered in film and is somewhat mocked and neglected in public discourse. A very character driven film, "Shame" is filled with its namesake thanks to a hauntingly brilliant performance from Irishman M...
February 8, 2013
Shame is an interesting film with lots to chew over. It has a vibe that runs through it - allowing for long sequences that may or may not mean much at all - but its tenor is solid - it certainly believes in the vision that it is showing... for better or worse.
Moody music and...
February 3, 2013
to present the unpresentible is what modernist art does. postmodernist art is to present the unpresentibility. but in this case, shame is the former. it's about a sex-addict who painfully takes great doses of sex to feel consummated, for emotional alleviation? for a drastic void ...
December 30, 2012
'Shame' is just another movie that had a strong performance from their two main character (Michael Fassbender & Carey Mulligan) but didn't have an interesting story to be told.. The way that Michael Fassbender played Brandon, he looks like he really blend with his character, like...
November 21, 2012
Ever since Paul Verhoeven torched his career with Showgirls, the NC-17 rating has been forever associated with soft-core porn. While in Britain 18-certificate films earn their rating and can still be box-office hits (like Dredd 3D), in America the NC-17 is seen as a last resort i...
November 12, 2012
Shame is a unique and disturbing cinematic experience. Director Steve McQueen crafts a poignant and disturbing drama that tells the story of Brandon, a sex addict brilliantly played by Michael Fassbender, This is a different and highly provocative drama that tells the story of ob...
October 10, 2012
A bleak, searing portrait of a sex addict that's as much a condemnation of our onanistic, isolating consumer society as it is a human story. It's not preachy, not in the least, but much like American Psycho, Shame parades aberrant behaviour before us and makes it look disturbingl...
October 3, 2012
I completely understand what this film is trying to be (and arguably, does a really great job of it) but it's really not my type of film. I found it slow and gratuitous with far too much reading between the lines which could lead the spectator to various, drastically different in...
July 15, 2012
Shame is the mesmerizing story of a successful New York business man named Brandon Sullivan, whose extreme appetites for sex, spirals further and further out of control, beyond the accepted norms of society and into desirous, overwhelming addiction.
Rivetingly played by Michael ...
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