• barcalounger

    ★★★★ Watched by barcalounger 01 Apr, 2015

    Fassbender goes on an ass bender.

    Sorry, this film deserves more than that. Steve McQueen is almost without peer right now when it comes to these slow, enthralling character studies. And I say that after only 2 films. Fassbender gives such a great performance it should be kept under glass and studied.

    This is truly one of the saddest portrayals of addiction I've ever seen. And I had to try and ruin it with a dumb one line review.

    Fassbender goes on an ass bender. Get it?

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  • Oliver

    ★★★★½ Watched by Oliver 30 Mar, 2015

    Shame is a great, disturbing, and unique film, the kind of which doesn't come around very often.

    Michael Fassbender's role as Brandon Sullivan is undeniably incredible. While watching, I couldn't help but compare Brandon to Patrick Bateman from American Psycho, a great character in a film I did not care much for. However, Fassbender's contemplative gazes and subtle self-tormenting are much more effective to me than Christian Bale's ramblings about Phil Collins and Huey Lewis. Carey Mulligan is almost his…

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  • Callum Hofler

    ★★★★★ Watched by Callum Hofler 27 Mar, 2015

    It has been 95 days since I last rated a film a perfect rating. May the clock restart.

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    Innate emotional impediments and mental illnesses are some of the most shunned human conditions within first world civilisation. We often embrace the concept of physical injury, and it's revered within modern male culture as a sign of courage, bravery and experience. When a fellow football player…

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  • Jyra

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jyra 26 Mar, 2015

    The silence and the music- you don’t need words from the characters to know what exactly is going on. Steve McQueen has yet again outdone himself. Every shot is handcrafted, delivering both the power and pain of the story. Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan never disappoints.

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  • jdue

    ★★★★ Rewatched by jdue 22 Mar, 2015

    "We're not bad people. We just come from a bad place."

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  • Girlfart

    ★★★ Added by Girlfart

    Faltered a bit at the end.

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  • Katie

    ★★★ Watched by Katie 22 Feb, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    For a movie about a sex addict, it turned out to be pretty dry. I really did have higher hopes for this movie, but the plot about your typical "struggling sex addict" seemed very apparent. Even so, of course it had it's gleaming moments of originality, twists, and turns. The attention to detail and overall cinematography of the movie was gorgeous, and the blue color scheme perfectly represented the feelings that were accompanied with the subject matter of a troubled…

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  • LiteYear

    ★★★★ Watched by LiteYear 21 Mar, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Fass.. the Fassbender. There's a word I'll never see the same again. Oscar worthy performance for sure. The filmmaking here is exemplary and elevates it beyond some other movie that would try to tell the same story. The direction and the acting is exceptional. The time spent developing each individual scene stands out and the location work is also very impressive. The gentle piano score is used to good effect. I find it hard not to compare this to…

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  • Kelsier

    ★★★ Watched by Kelsier 17 Mar, 2015

    I thought it was okay, but I'll probably only remember it as 'that movie Steve McQueen directed.'

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  • Mathew Buck

    ★★★ Watched by Mathew Buck 10 Dec, 2014

    Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan bare all, literally and figuratively, in this sex addict drama weighed down by its own self-importance. And while it is relatively brief, the problematic homophobic scene that many have pointed out very much took me out of the rest of the film.

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  • Anton Bitel

    Added by Anton Bitel

    First published by EyeforFilm

    A call girl stands by a bedside table and begins removing her undergarments. "Slowly," insists Brandon (Michael Fassbender), as he takes in every detail from the bed.

    This scene, coming near the beginning of Steve McQueen's Shame, certainly advertises the film's focus on Brandon's hyperactive sex life. He will be repeatedly seen having sexual encounters, presented economically but nonetheless explicitly, with strangers, prostitutes and bar pickups, or else just masturbating to pornographic magazines, erotic websites or…

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  • Matias Gallipoli

    ★★ Watched by Matias Gallipoli 10 Mar, 2015

    Una pelicula q no hizo mucho en mi sinceramente. Es bastante mediosa, las actuaciones estan bien, pero nunca se termina de generar un climax, y con la tematica q trata, deberia haber optado por algo mas extremo a mi gusto.

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