12 Years a Slave

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Overview

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.

  1. Solomon Northup

    Novel

  2. Steve McQueen

    Director

  3. John Ridley

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Solomon Northup

  2. Michael Fassbender

    Michael Fassbender

    Edwin Epps

  3. Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    William Ford

  4. Paul Dano

    Paul Dano

    John Tibeats

  5. Paul Giamatti

    Paul Giamatti

    Theophilus Freeman

  6. Scoot McNairy

    Scoot McNairy

    Brown

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 14m

Budget $20,000,000.00

Revenue $187,000,000.00

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Release Information

  • October 30, 2013
    R, Theatrical

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A review by Andres Gomez

8.0
By Andres Gomez

This movie is very, very well done. Well, edited and with the proper long shots at the proper moments bringing you to the life of Solomon without remedy.

All the cast performs exceptionally well and Ejiofor is to be remembered for this film.

A must to be seen.

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