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12 Years a Slave

(2013)

Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality.

R In Theaters 10/18/2013 , 133min.
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Viewer Score
61%
Viewer score based on 83 ratings
96%
Critic score based on 38 reviews

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April 19, 2014
rhoda34
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
March 28, 2014
jg00000000187582
Best movie of the year, not by a long shot.
March 08, 2014
cpenycpeny
One of the greatest movies I have seen. There is a lot of feelings and emotion in this movie
March 08, 2014
docmentorcoach
Poignant, moving and sad, but well done and deserving all the attention it's received.
March 07, 2014
ep00000000185016
There is something wrong with a movie that has a higher critic score than viewer score.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The Guardian
Stark, visceral and unrelenting, 12 Years a Slave is not just a great film but a necessary one. Full Review
Bob Mondello
NPR
It is Ejiofor — bewildered, sorely tested, morally towering — whose staggered dignity anchors the film. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The harrowing 12 Years a Slave is a mesmerizing period drama for the ages. Full Review
David Denby
The New Yorker
12 Years a Slave is easily the greatest feature film ever made about American slavery. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
Though McQueen continues to work his themes of suffering and spiritual transcendence, this unflinching, unforgiving drama is not about a slave, but about slavery itself. Full Review
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