Shame (2011)

Shame was released on DVD on April 17, 2012
Shame cover

Storyline:

Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into
his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon’s insular life spirals out of control.

Reviews & Ratings:

7.2 User Reviews (12)

On DVD:

US DVD Release Date April 17, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

In Theaters:

Complete Movie Details

Run time 101 min
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date April 17, 2012
Actors Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Hannah Ware, Amy Hargreaves
Directed by Steve McQueen
Studio Fox Searchlight
MPAA NC-17 (Rated NC-17 for some explicit sexual content)
Gross $4,000,304
Genre(s) Drama
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12 Visitor Reviews for Shame

  1. Rui says:

    Um, Rui, that’s really silly for you to say. As a woman, I would have to say that you are completely and utterly wrong. Yes, you would think it’s a man’s movie because of the rating and because of the content. But in FACT, this movie is for those, like someone I know, who suffers from a sexual addiction and feeds from it because it is the only thing that can take their pain away. It’s not necessarily pleasurable. Sometimes, its for degradation (like cutting would be to a Cutter). It’s a way to punish themselves for the pain they feel. You are so narrow minded that it’s because of people like you that movies with real content don’t get seen ever. Movies with themes that make some people squirm because its a topic they are uncomfortable with or something they are hiding and try to downgrade the piece to make themselves feel better.

  2. graham says:

    omg what a load of unwatchable content, i cannot believe this was aloud to be screened anywhere, i was shocked that there was no story line, what was called acting was complete and utter rubbish,
    i would not recommend this movie.
    no harm to those who liked this, it was not enjoyable for me 36 years

  3. aqua says:

    Gods sake Rui thats such a narrow banal perspective- its a human condition movie-period

  4. Rui says:

    Amazed to see how many men were impressed by the movie. It’s a men’s movie, in a perspective I think can only be really understood by a man, but the immensely haunting feeling that remains for a long, long time after the movie has such a sensibility to it, that I actually don’t know many (any?) man that has come close to experience it. It’s amazing how a movie where sex is present at every moment can be so absolutely not about sex, and so amazingly delicate.
    Michael is brilliant, the Bach is complemented by Harry Escott’s perfectly, NY looks positively stunning (both alluring and frightening), and everything is just where it should be, beggining with the sheer blue sheets and ending with the red blood against the white skin.
    It’s a gem – I already got the poster from the cinema (they’re kinf enough to offer it to me, after some stalking…) and can’t wait to have the DVD. F*ck Walmart and its beige consummers.

  5. deewilliams says:

    I have not seen Shame as of yet, but I am aware of its. Content, and that Walmart stores has already stated it Refuses to carry the DVD. I would will the Right Wing religious community try to stand in the way of the bullet train that Is Micheal Fassbenders career? I have seen the extremely graphic and chilling “Eden Lake, Inglorious Bastards, Centurian, which I enjoyed more then Gladiator. I even suffered through Jonah Hexx. Micheal Fassbender is surely the Next Valantino. If the moralists picket the theaters that have the balls to Show Shame, I will cross the picket line with a smile on my.lips and a finger in the air.

  6. Amy says:

    The film transported me, and all performances were believable and edgy and painful to watch as the characters unraveled only part of the stories behind their choices. I cannot wait to see it again. It was sadly overlooked during award season, but it is an amazing film that is simultaneously a brutal social commentary and a very personal story of one man’s undoing while attempting to cope with his past. I fully expected the film to be sordid and sexually charged–but it really wasn’t. Instead, I left the theater unsettled and feeling quite emotionally drained, but in the best possible way.

  7. Mari says:

    The film is uneasy, terrifyingly depressing, (mostly) hopeless and brilliant. Sounds like a cliche but it stays with you long after you leave the cinema. The score is hauntingly beautiful. Fassbender is BRILLIANT. The ways in which he conveys pain, grief and terrifying hopelessness, often with simply a look in his eyes, is brilliant. His performance shows incredibly eerily what a terrible and lonely thing addiction, any kind of addiction is. It’s a crime he didn’t even get nominated.

  8. Jerry Chipman says:

    Agree with all the raves for the film and for Fassbender. Mind-bending film superbly done. And not only was Fassbender overlooked for a well-deserved Oscar nomination, so was Carey Mulligan. That she was not nominated in the supporting category while that obese woman in Bridesmaids got a nomination for crapping in a sink is a sad comment on what is now considered performance excellence.

  9. Cole says:

    The best film of 2011, and one of the best lead performances I’ve ever seen. No movie has ever haunted me as much as this one.

  10. Matt says:

    Michael Fassbender is fast on his way to becoming one of the greatest actors of this generation.

  11. Janet Whitney says:

    I was also frozen to my seat for 2 hours. Michael Fassbender had me at “Jane Eyre” and I have rented all his other movies. All good. I can’t imagine why this movie was not nominated, if not for Oscar at least for BAFTA.

  12. ruby says:

    AMAZING!! I WAS SITTING IN THE THEATER MESMERIZED!! MICHAEL FASSBENDER IS THE NEXT DeNIRO, LEWIS, WASHINGINHTON AND PENN ALL ROLED INTO ONE. A MASTERPIECE THAT IS NOT TO BE MISSED. STEVE McQUEEN SHUT IT THE F&^% DOWN WITH THIS FILM. SHAME IS BRILLIANT, RIGHT UP THERE WITH HUNGER. MICHAEL FASSBENDER WAS ROBBED OF THE OSCAR NOMINATION FOR THIS FILM. DO NOT MISS IT!!

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