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Shame (2011)


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4 out of 10 Difficult viewing, great film.
Sophie from Dublin, 13 Jun 2013
Excellent, unsettling film. Though the film begins with a portrait of a sex addict played wonderfully by Michael Fassbinder, it really gains depth when his sister appears. What at first seems a cool lifestyle soon becomes sordid to us the viewer and we begin to feel the heavy unspoken weight of some terrible childhood trauma for these two. Trauma that has led them to polar opposite behaviour. The sister is lost in a black hole of emotional need and pain. The brother terrified of emotional connection keeps his body busy to keep his heart numb. Brilliant film.
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4 out of 10 An insight into real humanity
Maeve from Cavan, 21 Jun 2012
This film has me sitting thinking about it 2 days later. The story is lacking in detail deliberately. I found this very hard to watch - there is a lot of tension and many of the scenes are awkward.. of course this only give the watcher an uneasy feeling for most of the film. It really brings you into how sexual addiction is just as damaging as alcohol, drugs or gambling. A piece of brilliance and it's not a story you will find on the shelves already.
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4 out of 10 Disturbing but brilliant
david from Dublin, 05 Jul 2012
While the subject matter could turn people off, i would highly recommend the movie. Carey mulligan is brilliant but the star is onviously michael fassbender. The movie keeps you guessing re thei background story and two weeks on i still keep thinking about the movie.
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2.5 out of 10 Basically porn
Liz from Cork, 13 Feb 2013
I knew this was about a sex addict, but whoa- didn't realise we'd be watching a couple of hours of this crazy man's escapades! Other than that, Carey Mulligan and Michael Fassbender are great and it's a good film that shows the ugly side of addiction.
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3.5 out of 10 Good film
Nuala from Dublin, 10 May 2013
This is a good film that could have been a great film but there was just to many unanswered questions... but worth watching. It is disturbing and gripping and will stay with you for a few days. If you like inde films then this one is for you
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What's it about....
Brandon is a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon's world spirals out of control. From director Steve McQueen (Hunger), Shame is a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.








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