• 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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  • Fabrizzio Bolívar

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Fabrizzio Bolívar 12 Apr, 2015

    La primera vez que vi Shame sentí que me había perdido de un par de detalles. Ya a un año de haberla visto me doy cuenta la cantidad de cosas que simplemente pasé de ellas y que hoy hicieran que Shame fuese quizá la excelencia narrativa del cine contemporáneo.

    Michael Fassbender tiene una amalgama de papeles uno mejor que otro, sin embargo, en Shame, es irreconocible, no por lo malo, sino por lo sublime. Más allá del sexo, los vicios,…

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  • Jason Ooi

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jason Ooi 06 Apr, 2015

    If there's one joining characteristic of Director Steve McQueen's films, it's that they make repeat viewings near impossible. With a camera that exudes candor, he creates vividly haunting scenes from life, so real that they become very hard to watch- almost foreboding.

    Whereas Hunger explores the strength of human will, Shame tells of its weakness. Through the life of Brandon, a wealthy and hard working man whose life consists of work and sex, we witness the soul of a man…

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  • George

    ★★★★½ Watched by George 06 Apr, 2015

    A beautiful and powerful depiction of the dark, subversive world of sex addiction. The scene where Carey Mulligan sings New York, New York is such a gorgeous one and made me fall in love with her all the little bit more.

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