• Steven Twatmuch

    ★★★★★ Watched by Steven Twatmuch 30 Apr, 2015

    There's a lot of willy in this one. Feckin great I tells ya.
    THIS IS A LONG ONE BROS...

    There's a hell of a lot of clever sexual and interpretive imagery and themes in this film, which is going to cause me to lump it in that pretentious list of labelling it an "experience" not a "film", but one that's still held together by a (more or less) consistent story.

    It's a much, much, much, much, better, less pretentious, clever-er…

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  • bojannik

    ★★★★ Added by bojannik

    Great acting by Michael Fassbender in this dark tale about sex and family, with great directing by Steve McQueen.

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  • Big Tim

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Big Tim 26 Apr, 2015

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

    Very hard to watch, but makes for perhaps the best film about addiction ever made. This was the movie where I decided for myself that Michael Fassbender is the greatest actor working today.

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  • Joakim

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Joakim 23 Apr, 2015 1

    Saw this in the cinemas for the first time, as it was followed by a lecture held by the norwegian psychoanalysis institute. Still one of the most mesmerising portrayals of masochism, contempt for oneself and, unsurprisingly perhaps, shame. Love this film to bits.

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  • Harrison Mitchell

    ★★★★★ Watched by Harrison Mitchell 23 Apr, 2015

    Steve McQueen's unflinching portrait of a sex addict is heartbreakingly beautiful. Fassbender delivers a powerhouse performance, along with a superb Carey Mulligan. This deeply disturbing and tragic character study is one that will stay with me. Masterful filmmaking.

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  • Kristi

    ★★★★½ Added by Kristi

    Underrated.

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  • sjc4ye

    ★★★★★ Watched by sjc4ye 20 Apr, 2015

    Really great film. The long takes were all incredible, and the cinematography was top notch. Also very bleak and devastating and intense but very good. Managed to make something that should be joyous and sexy very unappealing and sad.

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  • Mus

    ★★★★½ Watched by Mus 19 Apr, 2015

    A masterpiece, in my mind. Brilliant performances, beautiful to watch, and just a heartbreaker too. Not something to watch on a sunny Sunday afternoon, however.

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  • Iestyn Lloyd

    ★★★½ Watched by Iestyn Lloyd 02 Apr, 2015

    “Why are we watching this porn?” she said.

    “It’s not porn, it’s art. He has problems” I said.

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  • Reece Leonard

    ★★★★ Watched by Reece Leonard 15 Apr, 2015

    McQueen intelligently keeps most of the film's underlying explanations off-screen, the source of Brandon's depressive nymphomania subtly obvious. This restraint translates into severely dramatic scenes that don't feel contrived as well as artfully grotesque sexual sequences that are actually substantive. Obviously the leads are incredible, Fassbender especially; the fact that he didn't receive any kind of Oscar attention is unreal. This is a depressing film, but it's also an undeniably great one, and the payoff is well worth the running-time.

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  • Kezia Hutabarat

    ★★★½ Watched by Kezia Hutabarat 15 Apr, 2015

    I like this film for shallow reason, lol.

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  • Andrew Eaton

    ★★★★ Watched by Andrew Eaton 10 Jan, 2012

    This story's chassis is overwhelmingly familiar, despite it's subject matter, plus sex addiction can be a very difficult thing to identify with. Luckily my fears about this being emotionally distancing were unsubstantiated - Fassbender and McQueen make an all-too human man who you really want to pull himself out of the life he's made. Good, and almost great.

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