Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Emotionally devastating in the greatest possible way
The beauty of 'Shame' is not one easily described and I have no intention of trying to represent that. It is a film so immaculate and perfectly put together that I am in awe of the work McQueen has produced here.
A beautifully haunting piece of film, it must be seen.
I kinda need to see this one again. I've only watched it once, and remember liking it, but I feel that I should give it another go. Steve McQueen directing Michael Fassbender has proven to be an amazing combination. Their previous film, 'Hunger', was kinda mind-blowing. This one showcases both of their talents with great ease. And, of course, '12 Years A Slave' is another fine example that they should never stop working together.
Shame was exceptionally raunchy and provocative. A very different film then what we're used to seeing Michael Fassbender in. But there's nothing wrong with that, I love it when an actor has range. Steve McQueen was relentless and held nothing back in Shame. Initially I refused to accept the film as it was because I wanted more out of the plot itself. A well written film from the beginning until the end. However I had no deal breaker type complaints.…
It's a great film, don't get me wrong; but it drags for so fucking long. Fantastic performance from Fassbender. Brilliant direction from McQueen. Great story. It's just so... Badly paced.
ok this is a really good movie it's really bold and honest and amazing
When I first saw this film, I admired it's artistry without particularly liking it. It's an extremely cold and clinical take on the subject and it doesn't really take it's characters anywhere so much as observe them sitting in their suffering. Nobody has a character arc to speak of, so it's difficult to see what the point is. On second viewing, I liked it a lot more. Perhaps I knew what to expect, so I was less bothered by it's…
Micheal Fassbender stars as Brandon the young, successful, 30 something year old sex addict who keeps his life in tight control. but that control is unravelled when his sister Cissy played by Casey Mulligan rocks up out of nowhere saying she needs to stay for a few days. From then on Brandon's whole routine collapses as he begins to lose his grip with himself whilst his growing sex addiction slowly overtakes him.
Shame was a very different film when i…
Direction - ★★★★½
Acting - ★★★★★
Writing - ★★★★★
Cinematography - ★★★★★
Music/Score - ★★★★
Editing - ★★★★★
Sound - ★★★★★
"Brandon, es Sissy.
Necesito hablar contigo.
Por favor, contesta el maldito teléfono.
Brandon, te necesito.
No somos malas personas, solo venimos de un mal lugar...
Gracias por permitir que me quedara."
"Look: the sex is all mechanical and devoid of any human emotion! GEDDIT!?!?"
The characters are cartoons, their actions are ridiculous; I can't relate/empathize to any of this. The movie is nicely shot, I like Fassbender. That's about it.