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Shame Reviews

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May 25, 2012
an in-your-face drama that offers an unflinching, realistic view of addiction
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 7, 2012
Una profunda exploración de conductas humanas complejas, captadas de manera inquieta y reveladora por el director Steve McQueen. Excelentes labores de Michael Fassbender y Carey Mulligan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2012
As an evocation of cheerless ennui, Shame is unmatched. It's a chilly depiction of a sad, wounded monster who might plausibly walk among us. What a real-life Patrick Bateman might look like.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
April 26, 2012
Fassbender delivers a huge... sorry engorged...no that's not it um...SWOLLEN .... No LARGE...no utterly incredible, nuanced and compelling performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 14, 2012
It's good, but "Shame" can start to feel like you've walked in on a chronic masturbator one too many times.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 8, 2012
Not a film for everyone and it's not the best pick for Grandma's Sunday afternoon out. It's a challenging film but worth seeing for the combo of Fassbender and McQueen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 3, 2012
Estudo de personagem complexo e triste que tem como centro um homem para o qual o orgasmo se converteu apenas numa dose de sua droga favorita.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2012
Shame's biggest failure is that it doesn't dig deep enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 27, 2012
It is hard not to use an excess of superlatives for Shame, and it is impossible to avoid the chestnut "it won't be for everybody". It's dark, even brutal, and it makes you examine parts of your own psyche that you might not love to dwell on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2012
Simple but not simplistic, McQueen explores what happens when a man's sexual addiction distracts him enough to delay responding to a cry for help from his sister
February 21, 2012
Shame explores depravation of another kind. Sexual perversion is the obsession of the protagonist, who can only find pleasure from the debauched
February 17, 2012
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 16, 2012
Shame smears the lines between daring and taunting, and art versus indulgence. When it ends there's the urge to take a shower, and not a cold one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 9, 2012
McQueen again proves that he is not averse to breaking taboos while exploring the uncomfortable and unthinkable. Nor is he afraid of stirring up a little fear and loathing in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2012
It may be hard to sympathise with a man as well endowed and frequently bed-bound as Brandon, but Shame's success rests on its ability to rise above controversial talking points and be a thoughtful character drama about the lengths people go to dull pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2012
Despite the themes of detachment Shame is somehow also a beautiful film with just enough warm light glowing around the screen's edges to keep the audience entranced.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2012
McQueen's film is breathtaking in its execution. Fassbender delivers his finest performance yet. Why he hasn't received the expected Oscar rubs remains a mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 4, 2012
The story is fascinating in itself but it's Steve McQueen's careful direction that gives it a seductive, hypnotic edge.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 3, 2012
Searing performances breathe life into this NC-17-rated portrait of a sex addict.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2012
Proves the old John Waters adage that the establishment thinks it is O.K. to have graphic sex scenes in movies, as long as the participants don't seem to be enjoying it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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