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12 Years a Slave (2013)


In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

12 Years a Slave (2013)

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Released Year: 2013
Runtime: 134 minutes
Directors: Steve McQueen
Casts: Michael Fassbender, Bryan Batt, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Michael Kenneth Williams, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mustafa Harris, Ritchie Montgomery, Garret Dillahunt, Marc Macaulay, Emily D. Haley, Rob Steinberg, John McConnell, Douglas M. Griffin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wayne Pére, Sarah Paulson, Taran Killam, Tony Bentley, Marcus Lyle Brown, J.D. Evermore, Deneen Tyler, Christopher Berry, Bill Camp, Shawn Parsons, Mark Joyce, Cynthia LeBlanc, Elton LeBlanc, Chaz Smith, Scoot McNairy, Tom Proctor, Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Thomas Francis Murphy, Alfre Woodard, Edward J. Clare, Sean Paul Braud, John C. Klein, Andre Robinson, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Chris Chalk, Kelsey Scott, Dickie Gravois, Ashley Dyke, Cameron Zeigler, Mister Mackey Jr., Craig Tate, Storm Reid, Vivian Fleming-Alvarez, Richard Holden, Anwan Glover, James C. Victor, Liza J. Bennett, Nicole Collins, Andy Dylan, Gregory Bright, Austin Purnell, Andre Shanks, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Scott M. Jefferson, Isaiah Jackson, Topsy Chapman, Devin Maurice Evans, Jay Huguley, Devyn A. Tyler, Willo Jean-Baptiste, Jason Ament, Jon Arthur, Blake Burt, Carroll Burt, Joseph Randy Causin, JJ Coker, Haylie Creppel, Justin Edward Davis, Jim Johnson, Gerard 'Jerry' Lewis, Kevonte Mcdonald, Myesha-Tiara, Jason Owen, Haley Powell, Terrell Ransom Jr., Erin Rementer, Corrina Roshea, Katherine Jeanie Russell, Jarett Shorts, Tyler Soerries, Tre Tureaud, Justin Christopher Vaughn, Bob Walker, Caroline Grace Williamson, Timothy Wyant

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In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

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Reviews


100
IndieWire - Eric Kohn
More than a powerful elegy, 12 Years a Slave is a mesmerizing triumph of art and polemics: McQueen turns a topic rendered distant by history into an experience that, short of living through the terrible era it depicts, makes you feel as if you've been there.
100
Variety - Peter Debruge
Though the film brims with memorable characters, the show ultimately belongs to Ejiofor, who upholds the character’s dignity throughout.
100
The Guardian - Unnamed
Stark, visceral and unrelenting, 12 Years a Slave is not just a great film but a necessary one.
100
The Telegraph - Tim Robey
Elicits from McQueen a directing job that's compellingly humble but also majestic, because his radical showmanship is turned to such precise, human purposes.
100
Time - Richard Corliss
A document that is raw, eloquent, horrifying and essential.

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