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.
- Steve McQueen
- Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan
- Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan
Few filmmakers have plumbed the soul-churning depths of sexual addiction as fearlessly as British director Steve McQueen has in Shame.Justin Chang, Variety, 12.29.2011
The film's numb attitude assumes that Brandon's problem is beyond reach or rescue. So why are we watching, except for high-tone misery and something close to pornography?David Thomson, The New Republic, 06.20.2013
The film is a raw, unsparing look at the downside of humanity.Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 01.19.2012
[A] bracing and unsettling film about sex addiction in New York that features a powerful central performance from Michael Fassbender.Michael Bonner, Uncut Magazine [UK], 01.18.2012