12 Years a Slave Synopsis
Free black New Yorker Solomon Northup is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South.
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TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE

By daniellebelaich
THE MOVIE WAS JUST GREAT BUT SO TOUGH AND HARD TO TOLERATE SUCH SUFFERING, DEGRADATION, HUMILIATION AND UNFAIRNESS. FOR ME IT WAS VERY HARD AND I THINK A BIT TOO LONG ... TOO MUCH OF THE SUFFERING...

Twelve Years A Slave

By WHATRWEECING
This is definitely an Oscar contender. Excellently acted. Brutal at times but accurate to history. I recommend it for adults because of the intensity of many scenes. It is a part of history that...

Good Movie

By sxisocal
This was good movie but sad. It leaves you thinking and wanting to know more. True to the book! Very accurate and not a theatrical portrayal like some of the other movies in this genre. I saw the...

12 Years a Slave

By hhh406
This was the most intense and well scripted movie of this genre that I have seen. I took my 90 year old mother and she weeped. All she could say was 'I told you'. This movie brought to light the...

12 Years A Slave

By judygray1
Very well written movie. Some parts are hard to watch, but this is how it was back then. Hard to believe the young women in this movie had never acted. Would love to read his book written so many...

Intense Movie

By moniqueaguirre
This was an intense movie truly signifying history and events. I do believe that many should see this film that it will educate those who are less educated on how slavery was, for those who can't...

Wow...

By wintersteele
The movie makes you feel like you were almost there.. transported through time and place. I felt fear and in my heart at times for the characters. It is a no holds barred intense film that stays with...

Great movie!

By cvet1
This is an excellent movie. It is a movie for everyone, regardless of race to see. It actually presents a true story, not doctored to make everyone feel good. It has a good ending, only because it is...

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Rated R | For violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Imperfect but must-see epic drama with major cruelty.
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