• Kevin McCormick

    Added by Kevin McCormick

    Poor Brandon. He's got a high paying job that requires little to no actual labor, a boss who literally eats out of his hand, a loft apartment in midtown Manhattan approximately the size of Disneyworld, a sweet wardrobe, admirable jogging skills and the uncanny ability to seduce anyone of any gender by staring them down with a creepy Bundy-esque leer until their defenses break down and leave them all aquiver like melting Jell-O molds. As if this wasn't enough, the…

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  • grapsta

    ★★★½ Watched by grapsta 26 Feb, 2015

    It's highly watch-able...good story..really well shot..but at the end of the day it's not real. People don't act like that...brothers and sisters don't talk to each other like that.....high powered yuppies are not shy and very self-confident at the same time. The characters are not real. Maybe that shouldn't matter..maybe it's all about the concepts - but it matters to me.

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  • Daniela Loera

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Daniela Loera 23 Feb, 2015

    This film is about so much more than addiction. The characters are incredibly interesting –due to the fact that they are well written, I believe–, the performances are brilliant and, as an added plus, it's visually stunning. As always, McQueen rules.

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  • Juliette Bella

    ★★★★★ Added by Juliette Bella

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

    I'd say this is easily one of my favorite Michael Fassbender films I have seen him do. This film shed light on a touchy and controversial addiction in an artful, Steve McQueen-esque way. I've seen a Michael Fassbender interview awhile back saying that Hunger (another McQueen/Fassbender paired film) was defined as a "filmmakers film", so I have no hesitation to say that this was yet another "filmmakers film" by McQueen. The use of the long take shots and his relentless…

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  • Jakub Flasz

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jakub Flasz 20 Feb, 2015

    Steve McQueen has not made a film yet that I wouldn't award the full five star rating. I dread the day I could poke a hole in his work, because to this day his output has been nothing short of perfect, though I could confidently add that a good chunk of that brilliance has to do with the persona of Michael Fassbender, whose remarkable talent brings those films to entirely new levels of excellence.

    "Shame" is a very difficult film.…

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  • KiKiWolf

    ★★★★½ Added by KiKiWolf

    Fassbender's performance carries this movie. He barely says a word and yet I feel that it's perfectly normal. The fact that I don't know what went on between he and his sister drives me insane, which keeps me coming back. Every time I watch it I hope to catch something I'd missed previously, but it's never there... :(

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  • mick culleton

    ★★★★★ Added by mick culleton

    Brendan seems to have it all , great job and a stunning apartment in Manhattan, But behind the perfect life his addiction to porn and sex has taken him over , From the moment he wakes up his looking for the high of sex with strangers or surfing the net for more and more extreme entertainment, But when his sister turns up unanounced he finds if hard to hide his lifestyle and has to face up to the truth, Stunning and unflinching drama with a fantastic performance from Michael Fassbender

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  • Christian Gale

    ★★★★★ Watched by Christian Gale 19 Feb, 2015

    don't know that i'd ever want to watch it again, this movie is brutal. But frick it was powerful

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  • raphael

    ★★½ Watched by raphael 19 Feb, 2015

    and the point is..........................

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  • Steve Dempster

    ★★★½ Watched by Steve Dempster 18 Feb, 2015

    A very powerful performance from Fassbender & fantastic direction by McQueen.

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  • Johann Rucker

    ★★★★ Watched by Johann Rucker 17 Feb, 2015

    This was one heavy film, I'll tell you that much. The cinematography captures the melancholy perfectly. There aren't any bright or vivid colors here, and even when the palette begins to liven up, it's still muted and dulled. There's some nice framing here, that really lives up to what I had heard about Steve McQueen. His visual sensibilities are really at the forefront here, and manifest themselves in some beautiful ways. Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan both turn in some solid performances as brother and sister, and as a single-unit operate very well at amping up the creepiness in their relationship.

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  • Gage

    ★★★★½ Added by Gage

    You really wanna see a real sex movie? Than see Shame, not Fifty Shades of Grey. Basically about a man completely addicted too sex. He can't have sex with people he actually cares about, but buy's Prostitutes and Hooker's to full fill his dirties fantasies. Also fight his addiction from totally destroying his life. His sister does show up on his door step our of nowhere, and you can tell they have a shattered history with each other. I found…

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