Arya_Amir’s review published on Letterboxd:
I definitely got vibes of Christian Bale in American Psycho while watching Fassbender. Shame tackles those same themes of sex addiction but without any of the comedic homicidal tendencies seen in American Psycho. In many ways, Shame is a more thoughtful examination of the aching lonliness that comes with addiction. I think the film borders on being too miserable at times and not having enough of a enlightening catharsis for the main character, but I still think it’s a great film overall.