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12 Years A Slave

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man and a violin artist. He has a happy and peaceful life with his wife and two children in New York until he was kidnapped by con-men who sold him into slavery.
Keywords:  #12 Years a Slave #Chiwetel Ejiofor #Michael Fassbender #Michael Kenneth Williams #Plan B Entertainment #Regency Enterprises #River Road Entertainment #Steve McQueen
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Time Out
January 07, 2014
The cumulative emotional effect is devastating: the final scenes are as angry, as memorable, as overwhelming as anything modern cinema has to offer.
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Cairo360
February 26, 2017
Pitiless, heartless and exceptionally intense, 12 Years a Slave is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
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The Arts Desk
February 26, 2017
Ejiofor's performance is typically unshowy yet subtle, conveying a dignity and humanity that the film needs in the face of such unfathomable injustice.
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San Diego Reader
January 13, 2015
In its own saintly manner, it's as exploitative as anything critics accused Django Unchained of being, minus Tarantino's eye for idiosyncrasy and sense of humor.
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The Arts Desk
February 26, 2017
12 Years a Slave is a film of searing sincerity and insight, whose central characters are drawn with real complexity. McQueen's third film doesn't just slide slavery under the microscope, it holds it there.
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Grantland
December 10, 2013
The power of McQueen's movie is in its declaratory style: This happened. That is all, and that is everything.
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CineVue
February 26, 2017
McQueen has not only created his finest work to date, but also a potential modern masterpiece.
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Slate
December 31, 2013
So overpowering is this film's simple, horrible, and almost entirely true story that it's hard to get enough distance on 12 Years a Slave to poke at its inner workings.
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Dallas Morning News
December 31, 2013
Every scene of 12 Years a Slave, and almost every shot, conveys some penetrating truth about America's original sin.
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ArtsHub
February 26, 2017
The end result has momentum and meaning, and slides in amidst McQueen's excellent efforts; the only thing missing, particularly from a director known for his primal jolts and punishing journeys, is the visceral reaction.
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sbs.com.au
February 26, 2017
It is this film's unfortunate paradox that a story with so much at stake, rendered in what could only be good faith, should translate to so little.
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Philadelphia Inquirer
January 13, 2015
It speaks to the courage and resilience of one man, the savagery of many, and the potential, for both good and for ill, in us all.
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2017
IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...