Shame ★★★★

A dark, convincing and superbly acted drama about a broken man whose life spirals out of control.

Michael Fassbender portrays the main character in a way absolutely worthy of an Oscar nomination, while Carey Mulligan plays his equally broken sister equally superbly.

It's an acting feast and no drama for the light-hearted; in fact, it may be rather unsettling to watch. Shame is a stylish cinematic experience which never sacrifices its substance for its stylistic appeal. A must-watch.

2011 Ranked

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