12 Years a Slave Movie Poster
  • Released
  • October 18, 2013
  • R, 2 hr 14 min
  • Drama
  • 6,328 Fan Ratings

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Parents need to know that 12 Years a Slave is a harrowing, moving drama based on a book written in the 1850s by Solomon Northup recounting his experiences as a slave, and it can be difficult to watch. There are scenes that show extreme brutality (beatings, hangings) and rough language (the use of the "N" word), and extreme emotional cruelty. Expect some slave market nudity, plus the sexual assault of a slave by a master. Very young teens and tweens may find it too intense, but older teens should watch it to bear witness to a tragic part of American history.

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  • VIOLENCE
  • SEX
  • LANGUAGE
  • CONSUMERISM
  • DRINKING & DRUGS
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