WTF??? You guys are nuts! This is the best movie of the year, with probably the best perfomance AND directing. In fact, to me it is a masterclass in mise-en-scene, in editing, in composition, in acting... McQueen trusts his work and his actors so much that he lets his shots take their time, he shoots their bodies and faces like I haven't seen in a while. The first 10 and final 20/15 minutes are breathtaking and intense, and everything in between is clearly, and I mean CLEARLY, as faithful to the characters and themes it portrays as can be - the scene where Fassbender's character goes running in New York out of frustration about his sister is amazing and claerly tells you what a mess that guy is. It's repetitious, because, well, that's what an addiction is supposed to be, but at the same time the movie is about so much more than sickness. It's a shame it's getting dismissed by you guys, as it is, I repeat myself, one of the best movies of the last few years.