Summary: While Shame may prove to be a difficult viewing experience for some, it is nevertheless an interesting character study about a man with a sex addiction. New York City is gorgeously filmed and one can empathize with the main character’s feeling of desperation and loneliness in the big city. Steve McQueen is a great new director and although the film might not be a great entertainment, it is certainly well executed.
Nothing short of Brilliant! Deep, Dark, Mesmerizing
paper tiger, blu-ray.com
11 June 2012
Excerpt: Shame is a difficult movie to rate or review because of the nature of the film. Many people may shy away from this great film due to the NC-17 rating and all the nudity. This movie is about a man (Michael Fassbender) who lives in NYC who appears to have a normal life to most, however he is a sex addict. He is the protagonist of our story, however throughout the film we are not sure if we really like this guy or not.
Excerpt: Honestly i really don't understand all of the overwhelmingly good reviews for this movie. The acting is good and all but in my opinion this movie fails in the same way that Sophia Coppola's Somewhere failed, i didn't care about the main character. Maybe I'm looking at these films the wrong way or something but to me thats pretty important. I just couldn't connect on any level emotionally with this character.
Excerpt: Shame. Let go of the hype surrounding this film and simply take it all in on your own. I'd recommend watching it alone and without distractions. Expertly shot, with gorgeous music and a perfect ending, Shame might just be the greatest film of 2011. Film: 4.5/5 The picture quality of the blu-ray never quite reaches the hights of other 20th Century Fox titles (The Tree of Life, for example) but it is, however, stunning.
One of 2011's absolute finest finally comes to your home, and you'd be
K i r a, blu-ray.com
13 April 2012
Excerpt: Disc size: 35.100 GB Viewed on: HP w2338h 23" 1080p monitor; Cyberlink PowerDVD 11; Logitech G930 7.1 digital Wireless headset Movie: Wow. Wow, wow, wow! If I didn't use enough repetitive onomatopoeia to show my amazement, allow me to use sentence structure: Simply put, this is some on THE best acting I've EVER seen; not to mention attention to detail by the director, Steve McQueen.
Conclusion: Let me start with this; Shame is an incredible film. Let me also say it is only for people who can watch explicit films as I'm sure you're aware the film is very sexually explicit. A brilliant character film which is a great look at a person so disgusted with himself yet totally unable to escape his problems which I'm sure we can all relate to in one way or another, if you can stand it I would check this film out, I've not seen anything like this.
Conclusion: Powerhouse and committed performances from Micheal Fassbender and Carey Mulligan centralise this story of an outwardly successful man and the deep addiction that he lives with every day. A life made more complicated when his sister turns up on his doorstep with her own problems, bringing all of his own secrets rushing to the surface.