12 Years a Slave Synopsis
Free black New Yorker Solomon Northup is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South.
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disappointed in the state of Louisiana

By ss2330
I've been looking forward to seeing this moving, and counted down to the opening day. But was surprised and very disappointed that in the city I live Baton Rouge this movie was not being played at...

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE

By daniellebelaich
THE MOVIE WAS JUST GREAT BUT SO TOUGH AND HARD TO TOLERATE SUCH SUFFERING, DEGRADATION, HUMILIATION AND UNFAIRNESS. FOR ME IT WAS VERY HARD AND I THINK A BIT TOO LONG ... TOO MUCH OF THE SUFFERING...

Should Win "Best Picture!"

By snw4931
I must say that I was not planning to see this movie at all. I didn't want to see another movie about the atrocities of slavery so that I would spend the rest of the week lifting myself out of the...

Strange Fruit

By MedRed
12 Years a Slave is an uncomfortable accounting of one man's horrifying tale of losing everything...even his right to be a human being. As expected, Hollywood does find the need to fudge the story...

Disturbing but Superlative Film

By johnkeene
One of the best depictions of US slavery ever portrayed on film, it's devastating in its horror and its truth. It lays bare the larger system of equating human bodies with money and property, and the...

Best movie I've seen this year. No question.

By Lv99_Slacker
Star Trek: Into the Darkness Fast and Furious 6 Man of Steel Iron Man 3 This Is The End Pacific Rim Blue Jasmine World's End Concussion Kick ***2 Gravity ^ These are the movies I've seen...

Everyone should see this movie

By rosenyny
This is a very important time in America's history that should be understood by every American. There is still much we can learn so as not to repeat history and to work toward preventing slavery in...

Twelve on a scale from 1-10

By Kevinjhampton
This isn't DJango, a superhero adaptation about a blackman's psyche, or Roots, a textbook documentary. Rather, Twelve Years A Slave is that dream you have about real life events, that causes cold...

Reply to "Disappointed in Louisiana" review

By cheers2day
It looks as though the reviewer below did not know all of the facts before throwing Baton Rouge under the bus. This movie was released early to large market cities only. It will be released...

Twelve Years A Slave

By SAFEHAVEN1
Great & Powerful Film! Not easy for the weak of heart, but a Story of history that needed to be told. I found mind blowing was that after all the labor, abuse, rape & just the mean & legal...

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Rated R | For violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Imperfect but must-see epic drama with major cruelty.
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