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12 Years a Slave (2013) - Movie Details

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Drama
133 min.
Release Date
October 18, 2013 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
March 4, 2014 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
133 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality

"12 Years a Slave" is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth... Full synopsis »

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They call it unflinching. The term "essential cinema" has been tossed around. It is the movie to beat this awards season. But is it? Is it really? 12 Years a Slave, the true-life drama about a black freeman who is kidnapped in pre-Civil War 'Merica and sold into slavery, is a terrific movie... but it's not quite the masterpiece it's cracked up to  be. Full movie review »
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