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12 Years a Slave (2013) Movie Information

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Steve McQueen


Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael Fassbender
Lupita Nyong'o
Benedict Cumberbatch
Paul Dano
Paul Giamatti





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Follows the true story of Solomon Northup, an upstate free black man who, years before the civil war broke out, was abducted and sold into slavery. Facing both extreme cruelty and incredible kind deeds, he struggles to maintain his dignity while fighting to survive. In the twelfth year of his ordeal a chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will change his life forever. -- Chris Kavan

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Daniel Corleone 10/13/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Definitely one of the greatest films on racism and slavery. Some parts felt a bit dragging since the story was being held to a few scenes. The movie a tremendous supporting cast that is very believable. If it were not for Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon then this would definitely have not worked. It is painful to watch but they really caught the realism of the era. Overall a great movie.

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Indyfreak 07/23/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Not saying anything different because everyone else was right. This was the best movie of 2013! To call it the "Schindler's List" or the "Hotel Rwanda" of our time is an insult. This movie is in the same league but it remains its own thing so we should not measure it by the standards of previous films-especially since one could argue it has raised the bar for such films.

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Chris Kavan 05/17/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A gripping, powerful film - deserving of the awards it has received. This it he kind of film that will open your eyes even as you want to shut them - to think this was the state of affairs a few generations removed from where we stand now. It's unflinching - scenes of rape, torture, lynching - and it's also the truth - and you will not soon forget about it. And the performances from Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael Fassbender are all deserving of major recognition (thought the entire cast, as a whole, it phenomenal). Not a film to go into lightly, but it should be watched by all.

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Nolane 03/06/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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A brutal, unflinching look at slavery that actually sticks very close to actual history, rather than adding unnecessary melodrama or purposeful historical distortions for political purposes. All technical credits are first rate, and the movie is anchored by brilliant acting across the board. A must see.

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smeagol 02/26/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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over rated and pretty boring. its a ok decent/good movie but in no way is it great. The problem with these types of movies is they gain awards due to the subject matter but not so much the movie itself. The acting is good but its very long and a lot is needless. and overlong shots. and not really showing anything. also the character is not very likeable. i just kept thinking what about the other slaves. why does this guy think he is so special. . then it ends . for such a big subject i expected more content its not in the league of the other movies its beating in the awards. its good at best no more. There is much better movies than this one.

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01/01/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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Director Steve McQueen's lofty ambitions truly shine through in this powerhouse film that tells the story of Solomon Northrup, a free black man who was abducted and sold into slavery. 12 Years a Slave takes you through Solomon's tragic and horrific journey, as you witness the cruelty and extreme inhumanity of slave owners. As a film his story is absorbing and resonating, taking you through the unfortunate circumstances and anticipations he faces. The entire cast is remarkable but the true star is obviously Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon. He provides us with a compelling central character and immediately grabs us to stay by his side and root for him through his struggles. It's the sequences in which his character faces the highest of struggles where his performance becomes effective and emoti...

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