Written November 22, 2013
While some of the scenes in this movie weren't the easiest to watch, the story is a very important one. It is incredibly well written. I cannot give this movie enough praise. I recommend it to everyone. It's sad to know that this was based on a true story and that one human could treat another in that manner.
Written January 17, 2017
A lot of people say they wont see this movie because its about race. I wish people would not thing of it that way but more about how great this movie is and it shows the life of a free man who went through so much hardship for 12 years. I went to see this movie and I loved it, the performance by all the actors was phenomenal, especially Lupita Nyong'o. I so recommend everyone to see this movie. you will not regret it.
Written November 23, 2013
This movie was more disturbing than Roots. I think it is the sound system, acting and
visual effects that we have today that made it so real. I cried throughout the movie and still have a sad feeling inside my heart.. All of the characters played amazing parts and as in real life, Brad Pitts lived up to his real life character.
Written January 20, 2014
A very heart wrenching account of slavery before the Civil War. The acting is tremendous. What was so obvious to me was the fact that man could be so cruel to other human beings. Slavery was horrific and I am glad we have moved past it but we now need to behave as human brothers instead of separate races. This film brings that home.
Written January 11, 2016
Overall: disturbing and difficult to watch.
The acting was superb, the set was outstanding and the length about right. Everyone should see this, regardless of your political beliefs and social background. The story line is a part of our history and gives perspective to how far we've come. It would be instructive to know the percentage of situations like this movie portrays and the opposite reality.
This movie should be for adults and older teens only.