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Shame Reviews

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December 2, 2017
Not since Eyes Wide Shut has any movie been so audacious to take the clothes off its characters for an interest outside of mere sexual curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 23, 2017
All the good and great bits of Shame are down to Fassbender. Take him away and the movie doesn't actually have a lot going on.
September 8, 2017
Cleverly written and beautifully portrayed, Shame is a sensitive look at sex and addiction we've rarely seen before in film.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
August 21, 2017
The ambiguity of the man perched on a physical, emotional, and spiritual cliff is what makes McQueen's film an excruciating yet captivating film.
October 5, 2016
Michael Fassbender is everywhere right now for a reason: his performance is fantastic.
May 3, 2015
The ferocity of the performances and McQueen's formal relentlessness left me pulverized.
June 30, 2013
A solid character study that is difficult to enjoy but hard not to appreciate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
June 23, 2013
The New York City of "Shame" is a place so cold, so distanced, so removed from flesh-and-blood humanity, that it's the only place a man like Brandon can truly be alone.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 21, 2013
Shame has the problems that accompany most films in which the director sticks his neck out. It's not incoherent, but will seem underdeveloped for viewers who want plots and characters spelled out for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2013
A provocative and uncompromising study of a man haunted by sexual addiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 28, 2012
Rarely has a movie been so sexual without being remotely sexy. Rarely has a guy who might be admired in a sex comedy as a "playa" seemed more pathetic with each fresh conquest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2012
Steve McQueen delivers an experience that simultaneously offers beautiful filmmaking and a welcome punch to the gut.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 28, 2012
Shame is a snapshot of a tumultuous life, shot without judgement and censure - the fascinating story of a man who seemingly has everything and nothing both at once.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2012
Shame is an elegant, art-tinged character study that that will hover in your psyche for a long time after you see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
July 24, 2012
Shame will probably be judged, after McQueen's long career is put into perspective many years hence, a relatively minor work by a gifted filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
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
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