Shame

Shame

Shame

Hard-hitting drama from director Steve McQueen (Hunger). Brandon's (Michael Fassbender) carefully cultivated sex addiction is interrupted by the unannounced arrival of his sister (Carey Mulligan).

"Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life spirals out of control." (Official Synopsis)

Volpi Cup winner (Best Performance) for Fassbender, Venice Film Festival 2011.
2011Rating: R18+102 minsUK
Drama

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Variety

Variety

Certain to arouse critical acclaim and smart-audience interest wherever it's shown.

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USA Today

USA Today

With its focus on relentless sexual craving the movie is superficially bold, but lacks the bravery to go all the way.

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Total Film

Total Film

Not for the faint-hearted, prudish or impatient, Shame is as complex and ambiguous as its characters.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

In a movie era remarkable for its reluctance to dramatize erotic intimacy, Shame merits praise for the dark energy of its sexual encounters.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Pure and pitiless and oddly disapproving.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The seriousness of its effort is hard to deny.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Shame is a disturbing film that penetrates our minds and gets beneath our skins as we try to understand its characters.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This is fluid, rigorous, serious cinema; the best kind of adult movie.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This is fluid, rigorous, serious cinema; the best kind of adult movie.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

There's no easy way to shake off Shame. It gets in your head.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This is a great act of filmmaking and acting. I don't believe I would be able to see it twice.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

This is a psychologically claustrophobic film that strips its characters bare literally and figuratively, leaving them, and us, nowhere to hide.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Its dramatic and stylistic prowess provides a cinematic jolt that is bracing to experience.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The biggest surprise in Shame is how distanced, passionless, and merely skin-deep the director's attention is - how little he cares about the subject of his own movie.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Brave, beautifully acted and emotionally revealing — an early strong contender for the most provocative and compelling film of the year.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Shame is packed with scenes which are both immaculately composed and seething with meaning.

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