Shame ★★★½

This film is a glum and dreary affair that has no qualms with laying bare the realities of an addict’s indulgent self-destruction, yet not once does it feel cynical or unempathetic in its portrayal. Michael Fassbender gives an outstanding performance (as always), although his English accent did come through on a few occasions. Looks really good and has some beautiful shots but I felt like the film meandered heavily in some parts. I want to give this a higher rating but there were too many moments in this film that had me checking my watch. Not even moments that are drawn out for character insight, which this movie is chock full of, but moments that feel like they exist solely to hit that 90 minute mark.

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