By crowhole
Written May 29, 2016
At times it was difficult to watch. A lot of stirring, powerful scenes. Lots of human suffering. Left the theatre more grateful for my freedoms than when I had arrived.
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12Years a Slave

By Reddoc717
Written January 27, 2014
Superlative acting...gruesome story line, yet, it is History. How any human being(s) could be treated in that manor, is mind-boggling. The slave owners and their henchman will have to pay the price for the damage inflicted upon the less fortunate, as shown in this film.
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12 Years a Slave

By jdickinson2002
Written November 06, 2013
12 Years a Slave was very well done. Can't imagine man being so inhumane to man. Good acting. It is NOT a movie to bring young children to.
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Twelve Years a Slave

By nlthursby
Written January 26, 2014
This movie is very intense and I was very moved. Understanding that the movie was made from a book from the 1850s and knowing about the book's context helps. The performances of the actors are fantastic. The only downside I could see was that the characters were written a little one-dimensional - the southerners were bad and the northerners were good. But I understand that the purpose of the original book was to encourage the abolition of slavery, which is a good thing. I knew that slaves were mistreated, but to be shown graphically how bad it could be, is a good thing also. This movie is not for kids or the faint hearted.
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12 Years a Slave

By joycehannula
Written March 01, 2014
This is a powerful story of a free man who is captured and sold into slavery. He is moved from owner to owner, some more just than others. Beautifully filmed. I saw it last night and have thought about it several times already today.
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