Sign up for your 2 week free trial

Shame (2011)


Rent 'Shame' today with Screenclick
Login to rate this movie
Genres:

Languages:
English

Reviews:

Released:

Format:
DVD & Blu-ray

Director


Write review

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.
Was this review helpful to you? 
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
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.
Was this review helpful to you? 
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
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.
Was this review helpful to you? 
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
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.
Was this review helpful to you? 
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
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
Was this review helpful to you? 
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
  

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.








CUSTOMER ALSO RENTED
  • View Talk To Her (Hable Con Ella)
  • View Chef (Blu-ray)
  • View Ferris Buellers Day Off
  • View Rapt
  • View Hot Tub Time Machine
  • View Rush
  • View Footloose
  • View The Way Back (Blu-ray)
  • View A Nightmare On Elm Street (Blu-ray)
  • View The American
  • View The Awakening
  • View The Most Fertile Man in Ireland
  • View Mummy Returns, The
  • View The Goodies: At Last
  • View Cold In july (Blu-ray)
  • View Fright Night (3D) (Blu-ray)
  • View Courage Under Fire
  • View Spaceballs
  • View In The Valley Of Elah (Blu-ray)
  • View Cloud Atlas
  • View Camp Rock
  • View Jonathan Creek Series 3
  • View Grease
  • View The Uninvited
  • View Carlitos Way Rise To Power
  • View Breakheart Pass
  • View Sinister (Blu-ray)
  • View Paul
  • View G-Force (Blu-ray)
  • View Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang
  • View Cube Zero
  • View Tormented
  • View Treme: Series 2
  • View At The Height Of Summer
  • View Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie (3D) (Blu-ray)
  • View Diana
  • View The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • View The New World
  • View The Skin I Live In (Blu-ray)
  • View When Brendan Met Trudy