Written November 04, 2013
This film was unbelievable..... It is always hard to watch the depiction of what so many endured because of the color of their skin. I had no idea that freed African Americans were kidnapped and forced back into slavery... Very interested in reading this book . Great job to all those involved in bringing this to the big screen. Next time please do not have a limited premiere opeining!!!!!!!!!!!!
Written March 09, 2014
Heart wrenching and emotional this absolutely deserved the Oscar for movie of the year.
The acting was superb by all the actors. Hard to watch, but a history lesson for all of us.
Written November 08, 2013
Heart-wrenching, Epic and essential must see Historical movie about the tragedies-inhuman Institution of Slavery and the brave Black people of African descent that endured such cruelty conditions for nearly 400 yrs. Black American men, women and children of African descent that went through such an painful-horrific inhuman treatments (I pay and give much homage/honors to those Brave Souls that wanted a better life for generations to come...'Rest In Peace) and "many/millions" of them had the well power, strength and Spirit to survive. EXCELLENT all Star Casting: Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Yrs. A Slave, is OSCAR worthy.
Written November 02, 2013
This is a movies that is exciting from beginning to end. It touches the emotions and the intellect. A moving historical drama that is not just an African American story but a story for all of humanity.
Written November 19, 2013
'12 Years a Slave' is a superb film! It starts with an interesting story and finishes with deft direction (Steve McQueen) and excellent performances (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Fassbender, and Sarah Paulson). I agree with the other reviewers who describe seeing this film as "an experience".