Recommend families watch together

By geraldmcdowell
Written October 21, 2013
One of the best movies about slavery - highly recommend, especially for families to watch together so that there can be ongoing discussion - those under 40 probably have had far too little discussion about slavery and how it impacts lives today.
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Excellent but distressing

By paula767
Written November 10, 2013
This movie was very emotional and all-consuming. Excellent story, amazing acting. Oscar nominations are sure to come. But, boy, it may be the heaviest movie I've ever seen. I do feel that it's one of those movies that all Americans should see to understand that awful period of our history better.
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Do no evil or embrace it

By yablum
Written November 10, 2013
A movie Hollywood would be incapable of making. A story extraordinaily well played, told, filmed and hitting you in the eyes and gut; reminding us of how easily mankind can justify and embrace evil in the name of God or some totalitarian leader (or both).
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12 Years a Slave

By mzvanita
Written November 15, 2013
This movie is a reminder of how cruel humans can be and no one should ever forget history because even in the 21st century these attitudes still exist.
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The Actors

By cccourt
Written November 11, 2013
Having read numerous reviews, I decided to discuss the cast. IF...and I would imagine it is few to none of you....IF you have not seen Chiwetel Ejiofor playing Lola in Kinky Boots (English movie released about 6 to 8 years ago) you can never appreciate his acting skills period. He underacts (which is necessary to his character) in this movie. He learns his place early on in this saga and learns how to survive his ordeal. Once the one or two or three of you discover Kinky Boots...and see his GREAT performance and then recall THIS movie, you will be astonished to see his range. Now to Michael Fassbender. OH MY GOD. I had seen him in PBS Masterpiece Theater production playing Rochester to Mia Wasilkowska's (sp?) Jane in Jane Eyre. He was perfect. I have seen him a few other times. Nothing compared to his Rochester. Until now. He will definitely be nominated. No one will have to "campaign" for him to win. He will just win or the academy will have gotten it terribly wrong!
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