Critics Consensus: 'Shame' is Certified Fresh
rottentomatoes.com This week at the movies brings no new wide releases, but we've still got some strong limiteds, including Shame, starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, and Takeshi Kitano's Outrage. What do the critics have to say? Critics say Shame is an intense, beautifully crafted portrait of a profoundly damaged soul, often painful but powerfully acted.
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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.

"Shame" stars Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Michael Fassbender, and Nicole Beharie.

Directed by Steve McQueen.
Written by Abi Morgan and Steve McQueen.
Production company/distributor: Fox Searchlight.

Release Date: December 02, 2011

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