Rent Shame (2011)

3.3 of 5 from 307 ratings
1h 36min
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Synopsis:
Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a 30-something man living comfortably in New York balancing a busy job and active social life. When the wayward Sissy (Carey Mulligan), turns up at his apartment unannounced, Brandon's carefully managed lifestyle spirals out of control.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Iain Canning, Emile Sherman
Writers:
Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan
Studio:
Momentum Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2011 Venice Film Festival Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
14/05/2012
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interviews with Michael Fassbender And Carey Mulligan
  • Michael Fassbender Q&A
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/05/2012
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interviews with Michael Fassbender And Carey Mulligan
  • Michael Fassbender Q&A
  • Trailer

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Reviews (6) of Shame

Extremely poor - Shame review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
16/07/2012

The film seems to have no real plot and just too much sex it makes for uncomfortable viewing.I did not really get what the whole thing was really about

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Best film of the year - Shame review by VT

Spoiler Alert
16/03/2013

Shame is a powerful, moving and deeply compassionate film about damaged, dissociated people, with stunning performances from Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. "We're not bad people," says Sissy, "we just came from a bad place."

I was wary of another film by Steve McQueen after Hunger which was an emotionally detached study of the Irish Republican Bobby Sands and his last days in prison on hunger strike.

Shame is just as well crafted and beautifully shot as Hunger but far more humane, both in the vulnerability Carey Mulligan brings to the part of Sissy and the depth of Fassbender's performance.

This film is about running away from the traumas of the past - which are not disclosed in the narrative - and the tragedy of addiction.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

This is what isn't ent being said - Shame review by AW

Spoiler Alert
22/08/2016

Despite the cast, a disappointing movie. Until you realise why what's happening can't be spoken in words.

This is a tragic and wretched story of a man who is unable to commit to any relationship because he can't have the one woman he wants. The woman who wants him too, but can't have him either, despite her best efforts.

Because they are brother and sister.

He tries to satisfy his desires any which way he can but nothing works. She eventually makes a wretched suicide attempt.

Tragic.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Shame review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

From the maker of 2008’s painfully emphatic Hunger comes the story of Brandon (Michael Fassbender) a sex addict whose sordid daily routine is interrupted by the arrival of his needy and troubled sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan).

Though the narrative for Shame is what attracted much of the press attention it is by far the secondary feature to this movie, overshadowed entirely by the characters and actor’s performances.

Fassbender’s performance is faultless, he completely engulfs the screen in a way that only serves to reflect the way in which his debauched sexual addiction has overtaken him; as a character he is unpleasant and unnerving, yet there are moments in which you see a genuine desire for a connection that goes beyond the physical, his seemingly pleasant dinner date with a work colleague (Nicole Baharie) is touched with an almost tragic but unmistakably contemporary innocence that, when compared to his other relationships, is quite poignant.

Mulligan is also an absolute star, giving what many are calling her best performance since the Oscar Nominated An Education – her depiction of Sissy, the selfish and emotionally indulgent sister is edged with an almost indefinable vulnerability that has a marked effect on her brother.

There is not a single moment in this movie that is easy to watch however, this is really challenging stuff that is likely to make many an audience member too uncomfortable to complete their viewing; the rewards for those who do however are honestly quite immense.

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