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12 Years a Slave 2013

  • Steve McQueen
  • October 30, 2013
  • 134 mins
  • English
  • Drama, History
The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup
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 will forever alter his life.


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McQueen's epic is beautiful and tragic anchored by sensational performances.

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Above average, extremely disappointing considering all of the hype surrounding this movie. There are moments where the directing and acting are spot on and then there are moments where it gets almost comically ridiculous. It doesn't introduce anything new and I felt like none of the characters were flushed out fully. It was very half-assed for a movie that's well over two hours long

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Spettacolare ed emozionante. Riflessioni a parte sul tragico ed amaro tema della schiavitù, sono rimasto incantato dall'inizio alla fine, continuando a credere, sperando che prima o poi sarebbe riuscito a trovare qualcuno in grado di rispondere alla disperata chiamata d'aiiuto. E riuscendo nell'intento è con mezzo sorriso che ho terminato la visione del film.

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