12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave (2013)

2013 R 134 Minutes

Drama | History

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...

Overall Rating

9 / 10
Verdict: Great
  • 12 Years A Slave is a powerful piece of cinema. It resonates with me right the start. Not only is it powerful, but it's an extremely important film to watch. There have been many films like this before, it's nothing new. The difference with this,... Read the full review »
  • WHAT I LIKED: Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave,' is a very difficult piece of cinema to endure, but then given the subject matter, that definitely should be the case. Yes seeing this brilliant and intensely visual director turn his attention to t... Read the full review »
  • BarneyNuttall


    9 / 10
    Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave never shies away from the brutality of slavery whilst refusing to pander to an audience. McQueen instead simply, realistically shows what slavery did. He shows us the scars, bleeding and ripped, in full detail whic... Read the full review »