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12 Years a Slave
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8.2 IMDB rating

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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Solomon Northup
Dwight Henry

Dwight Henry

Uncle Abram
Dickie Gravois

Dickie Gravois

Overseer
Bryan Batt

Bryan Batt

Judge Turner
Kelsey Scott

Kelsey Scott

Anne Northup
Quvenzhané Wallis

Quvenzhané Wallis

Margaret Northup
Cameron Zeigler

Cameron Zeigler

Alonzo Northup


Written by
John Ridley

John Ridley

(screenplay by)


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A very good movie

5 months, 3 weeks ago at Mar 9 22:46
7 votes
Even though I heard it would be a tough watch, it still ended up being a massively depressing movie to watch. Of course, the horror displayed was tremendous but, above all, I thought this movie had a terrible mirror effect. Indeed, even though I’m somewhat optimistic and believe that men are usually good, this movie reminds you that men can be evil, especially to one another. Furthermore, I’m ... read more

Essential, though not 2013's best

5 months, 2 weeks ago at Mar 17 14:31
3 votes
"I don't want to survive. I want to live."

12 Years a Slave carries the Oscar-friendly "based on a true story" label, as it tells the devastating real tale of Solomon Northup, a free African American who was kidnapped and sold into slavery during the 19th Century. Later penning a memoir following the tragedy, Northup's dreadful ordeal has only been previously dramatised in a forgott... read more

Emotional, Uncomfortable but essential viewing.

9 months, 1 week ago at Nov 24 17:11
1 vote
When tasked with re-creating a real life story, directors must keep the foundation of the story while adding just the right touch of film magic in order to create something special. When taking in 2013's 12 Years a Slave everything about this film seems generally authentic and emotional, the only thing used to enhance the experience is a beautiful cinematography that accentuates the feel of the ha... read more
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Release date: 8 November 2013
Drama (16), 2013 (13), Slavery (12), Biography (10), 2010s (7), Racism (6), Historical (5), Based On True Story (5), Usa (5), Kidnapping (4), Rape (3), True Story (3), History (3), Slave (3), Steve McQueen (2), Torture (2), Louisiana (2), English (2), Cameron Zeigler (1), Best Picture (1)
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" What a great movie! Dark, racist and very unpleasant, but also amazing. Forget 'Captain Phillips', '12 Years A Slave' is the new king of 2013 cinema! "


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What a great movie

“What's the most unpleasant drama you've ever seen? Is it 'Passion of the Christ' or something like that? For now, mine would be '12 Years A Slave', the Oscar winning movie of 2013. '12 Years A Slave' features bad torture such as whipping and hanging. This movie heavily focuses on racism as African-American Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is kidnapped and sold into slavery for twelve years (clue; it's in the title). Before kidnapping, Solomon had a life as a violonist living with his wife and children in New York. That's why "I don't want to survive, I want to live!" is a popular line from this movie.

Chiwetel Ejiofor delivers an amazing performance as Northup. He deserves his BAFTA. I have not seen 'Dallas Buyers Club' yet but I will decide whether the Oscar and Golden Globe ” read more

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