On a par with "Midnight Cowboy."
In theaters: Friday, 2 December 2011
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale
rodney steffansaid on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 5:16:10 AMthis film was amazing. the performance of fassbender and mulligan are wonderful and filled with mystery and tension. they both deserve nominations in my book. steve mcqueen is now is on a roll and i cant wait to see more from him and fassbender.
Neilsaid on Sunday, June 03, 2012 2:55:46 PMWow, I thought the movie was incredibly pretentious, and, oh yeah, pretty boring. Reading all the positive reviews bothered me. But for you to compare this to "Midnight Cowboy?" .... Infuriating! I cried at the end of MC, and I yawned at the end of Shame. I really think you missed on this one.
AJsaid on Monday, February 13, 2012 5:58:21 PMAs a film it's too good for an Oscar nomination academy award nominated films need to please everyone but really speak deeply to anyone. However in the best actor category it's simply mind-boggling that Fassbender has not been nominated.
Emilysaid on Monday, December 12, 2011 3:28:08 PMThis movie, as a whole, was earth-shatteringly AMAZING. Yes, the individual performances were amazing, but Mcqueen's direction is sooooo worthy of, at least an Oscar nod... His framing of scenes without the multiitude of cuts was beautiful and az a native new yorker, I felt that this Brit was better able to embody the "realness" of my city more than Hollywood. It was shocking to see, yet soothing making the subject matter all the more believeable. I'm worried though tut McQueen will not be given his due because he comes off as a tortured genius. After recently blasting Hollywood for theory casting choices, I'm afraid that his peers will not be eager to nominate him for a best director Oscar. What a shame that will be because, eventhough I am quite the prude, this movie touched me.
Justin Z.said on Saturday, December 10, 2011 5:04:52 PMUnless they bring back the ten nominees situation, I do not think it will generate enough buzz or support for a Best Picture nomination. It's subject matter is perhaps too risky for enough public attention and it seems the individual parts are being recognized more than the film as a whole. I think it will be more likely that Fassbender will be at least considered for Best Actor (it sounds like a tough race this year so no guarantees of him making it) and possibly some other recognition. We shall see what happens though since this whole Oscar race is up in the air even for December!
Michael S.said on Sunday, December 04, 2011 11:19:59 PMGreat review Richard... this is a painful movie to watch but at the same time its a thing of beauty! McQueen, Fassbender and Mulligan really brought it ... do you think it has a chance at a best picture nomination from the Academy?