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Shame

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Shame
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Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life spirals out of control.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2012]
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Oct 12, 2014
  • xaipe rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A sad and depressing commentary on our sex-obsessed culture pushed to its logical extreme. I found it hard to watch such a display of relentless self-destruction. Good acting, intelligent script. A movie about sex which is completely lacking in eroticism.

Sep 04, 2014
  • Janice21383 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Michael Fassbender is a martyr to his sexual urges for 101 minutes of your time. There is a germ of something important here, but nothing develops. You will know all there is to know about the characters in the first quarter hour.

Aug 18, 2014
  • usafa93 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I had no idea about the topic of this movie when I grabbed it off of the shelf. I also didn't realize it was NC-17 when I borrowed it, but that didn't take long to figure.

It's a sad, and well produced movie about sex addiction. Implied cycle of depression due to sexual abuse.

Big budget, beautiful cinematography, but may be too edgy and graphic for many.

Mar 15, 2014
  • humphrey162 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A stark yet glossy look at the emptiness and frustrations of sex addiction.

Mar 14, 2014
  • kah_chan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A very well told story about sex addiction. The conflicts between siblings and an independent life in a modern city are very realistically portrayed.

I can't imagine any other director telling this presumably boring addiction in any more dynamic way.

Well done, Steve McQueen the director.

Mar 08, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Currently the ABSOLUTE BEST movie i have seen all year. Hands down. It's NC17 with very good reason. Yes the scenes are graphic but moreso the content, the real meat of the plot I believe would be lost on anyone so young. The .. EVERYTHING is perfect. It is full of nothing but pain so if you think you're gonna get your jollies by watching it... you are overwhelmingly mistaken.

I didn't think sex could be this borrrring! If it weren't for the cinematography and soundtrack, I'd give it a minus 5.

Feb 04, 2014
  • JOSEPH DENHAM rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Don't waste your time with this one, it's not worth it. It's just a pointless jumbled mess.

Jan 01, 2014
  • George Millar rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Steve McQueen wrote it and directed it.
Shame on him for such a well filmed piece of garbage. However, it does make "real" pornographic films look good.
After you see Fassbender's naked body ... the film goes down hill to the dregs.
Shame on me for wasting time watching it.

Oct 07, 2013
  • AlejandroMURGUIARELLOSO rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Riveting and heart breaking human drama... Incredible, suberb acting (Fassbender) ...one for the ages. Photography, music and production are extremely good. Serious cinema, -not suited for casual viewers- or those who just want to be entertained.

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Aug 18, 2014
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Mar 08, 2014
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Sep 23, 2012
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