12 Years A Slave

12 Years A Slave
12 Years A Slave
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Verdict: 12 Years A Slave is an uncompromising and emotionally powerful depiction of American slavery with elegant directing and superlative performances. The violence is graphic but this is essential viewing.

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Runtime : 2 hours 14 min

Plot: 12 Years A Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist forever alters his life.

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12 Years A Slave
Nikhil Arora Movie Jockey
192 287
13 5.0/5
12 Years A Slave is a devastating experience. I don’t think I was prepared to watch this film. I don’t know if anyone can ever be. But ... read more
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Rony D'costa Rony D'costa Movie Jockey
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Vicarious Pain Feb 1, 2014
6 5.0/5
Cinema exists to entertain you, to take you out of your mundane existence and provide you a dreamscape for a few hours in the cold darkness of a mo... read more
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Aneela Zeb Babar Aneela Zeb Babar Movie Jockey
90 64
3 4.0/5
12  Years A Slave does not make for comfortable watching; pretty rich for me to say this considering it had been so much more harrowing to hav... read more
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Rajiv Menon Rajiv Menon Movie Jockey
143 41
2 4.0/5
There’s brutality, lots and lots of it, in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave”, and there’s also sympathy, love, hate ... read more
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Ameet Bhuvan Ameet Bhuvan Movie Jockey
244 55
2 4.0/5
It is important for a society to reflect and learn from its past. It is brave for them to revisit something that was shameful and barbaric, yet do ... read more
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