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NC-17| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Successful and handsome New Yorker Brandon (Michael Fassbender) seems to live an ordinary life, but he hides a terrible secret behind his mask of normalcy: Brandon is a sex addict. His constant need for gratification numbs him to just about everything else. But, when Sissy (Carey Mulligan), Brandon's needy sister, unexpectedly blows into town, crashes at his apartment and invades his privacy, Brandon is finally forced to confront his addiction head-on.

Cast: Michael Fassbender , Carey Mulligan , James Badge Dale , Nicole Beharie , Alex Manette , Lucy Walters , Mari-Ange Ramirez , Elizabeth Masucci

Director: Steve McQueen

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Shame (2011)

Release Date: December 2nd, 2011|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Michael Fassbender delivers a bold and brilliantly immersive performance as a sex addict in Shame. He is so raw and riveting you won't be able to take your eyes off him. show more

  • 100
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Shame has a lolling pace and stunning visual clarity. Structurally, it's close to perfect - its precision echoed in the Glenn Gould piano recordings of Bach keyboard works that Brandon listens to obsessively. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Fassbender's portrayal is truly haunting, and when he sobs, dramatically unraveling, it's clear he's imprisoned by his physical urges. show more

  • June 04, 2012 id00000000125450
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    sooooooooo ****

  • May 01, 2012 uv00000000122701
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    disturbing film, manages to bring many different emotions in the same film, you get off, angry, sad, happy, all thanks to a memorable performance Fassbender. The only downside is the exaggeration in showing the parts below the main actor.

  • January 27, 2012 mikesmutt
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    The look, the acting and feel to the movie are all excellent. But the story is very unsatisfying. Watching someone disintegrate isn\'t very entertaining or enlightening when any type of reasoning isn\'t offered.

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