Proving himself a world-class director, McQueen basically makes slaves of us all. It hurts to watch it. You won't be able to tuck this powder keg in the corner of your mind and forget it. What we have here is a blistering, brilliant, straight-up classic. show more
Movie audiences have never been presented with anything quite like the intertwined beauty and savagery of 12 Years a Slave. show more
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. show more
I CRIED WHEN I SAW THIS MOVIE. IT WAS SO SAD AND IT LITERALLY MADE ME ILL. HOW ANYONE CAN TREAT A HUMAN BEING LIKE THAT
Best movie of the year, not by a long shot.
One of the greatest movies I have seen. There is a lot of feelings and emotion in this movie