Critics Consensus

Critics Consensus: Shame is Certified Fresh

Plus, Outrage is a thrilling crime story.

by | December 2, 2011 | Comments

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?

Shame

79%

Critics say Shame is an intense, beautifully crafted portrait of a profoundly damaged soul, often painful but powerfully acted. Shame stars Michael Fassbender as a sex addict whose inner demons threaten to spiral out of control when his troubled younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment, bringing her resentments with her. The pundits say the Certified Fresh Shame isn’t always easy to watch, but it’s visually stunning and features terrific performances from its leads. (Check out this week’s Total Recall, in which we run down other memorable NC-17 movies, as well as our interview with director Steve McQueen.)

Also opening this week in limited release:

And don’t forget, six of last week’s releases — The Muppets, Arthur Christmas, Hugo, The Artist, My Week with Marilyn, and A Dangerous Method — are Certified Fresh.

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