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Running Time 134 min
MPAA rating R
Release Date Oct 18, 2013

12 Years a Slave

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.

Starring
Chiwetel Ejiofor Solomon Northup
Michael Fassbender Edwin Epps
Benedict Cumberbatch William Ford
Paul Dano Tibeats
Garret Dillahunt Armsby
Paul Giamatti Theophilus Freeman
Scoot McNairy Brown
Lupita Nyong'o Patsey
Adepero Oduye Eliza
Sarah Paulson Mistress Epps

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October 31, 2013 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Joe Gross

There are many moments of heart-stopping horror in the extraordinary “12 Years a Slave,” British filmmaker Steve McQueen’s brutal, unblinking look at slavery in the antebellum South via the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man and musician from Saratoga, N.Y., who was kidnapped into bondage in 1841 and was not able to return to his family until 1853.

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Dec 06, 2013 - bggr066 on 12 Years a Slave
An almost perfect movie

This movie clearly deserves its almost universal acclaim. It is so well written, directed, and performed, and tells a remarkable, if sometimes horrific, story. It is a must-see film.

 
 
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