12 Years a Slave (2013)

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Directed By Steve McQueen Steve McQueen Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender  •  Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Paul Dano Paul Dano  •  Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o Genres Based-on-19th-Century-Literature  •  Based-on-a-True-Story  •  Biopic  •  Docudrama  •  Drama  •  Historical Film  •  Period Film  •  Rural Drama Studios &
Golden Globe Nominated  •  Academy Award Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Picture Winning  •  Fox Searchlight Pictures  •  Regency Films  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Winning  •  Independent Spirit Award for Best Film Winning  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Independent Spirit Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award Winning  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Nominated  •  MTV Movie Award for Best Movie Nominated  •  Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Drama Winning  •  Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Winning  •  Satellite Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Satellite Award for Best Film Winning  •  86th Academy Awards Nominated  •  Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Picture Winning  •  London Film Critics' Circle Award for Film of the Year  •  BBC's 100 Greatest American Films  •  NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Winning  •  Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Winning  •  Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture Winning  •  Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film Winning  •  Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Winning  •  Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture Winning
Other Titles Twelve Years a Slave Release Info 2013-09-06T00:00:00Z September 6, 2013
Color  •  133 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (13)


traceSD on 2/18/2014 Reply  · 

A powerful and very well done movie. But personal preference for movie of the year is still Wolf of Wall Street.

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Saltzman_Sees on 3/3/2014 Reply  · 

Best film I have seen since Crash

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FilmOdyssey on 3/3/2014 Reply  · 

Congratulations to 12 Years a Slave for winning Best Picture! An amazing film and finally, a film that I want to win wins.

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Showtimebr on 3/10/2014 Reply  · 

Overrated oscar bait.

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The27Arsenal on 4/6/2014 Reply  · 

Definitely overrated

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cheesydog1 on 6/10/2014 Reply  · 

I think it deserved the win

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jedi8246 on 6/20/2014 Reply  · 

12 Years a Slave was the film of the night. It was a pretty good film filled with strong performances. There were some pacing problems at times, but it was done for effect so I could appreciate it more than dislike it for a lack of talent. Still not my pick for Best Picture (I prefer Wolf of Wall Street), but one of 2013's finest offerings.

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kanedryofficial on 7/30/2014 Reply  · 

Good film but overrated in how it has been labelled as brilliant

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AverageMovieBuff on 11/14/2014 Reply  · 

Probably the most powerfully acted film of the year but NOT the BEST overall.

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TommyDoyle78 on 5/24/2015 Reply  · 

Don't get the hype!

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Koroy on 7/28/2015 Reply  · 

Great movie.Wonderful performances by Chiwitel Ejiofor , Michael Fassbender, and lupita nyongo.IMPRESSED

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seve24 on 6/25/2017 Reply  · 

One of the best films of all time. It's flawless, the cinematography is great, acting is suberb, the score is amazing and really adds to the experience when it's present. The direction is great, how things are revealed and presented are done with subtlety and skill. I like the fact that first we just see the aftermath of the violence always and then when it's actually shown it's that more effective and sad. That level of detail and intelligence that shows in Steve McQueen's directing is incredible. 12 Years a Slave is an excellent film that is incredibly emotional and gripping without annoying manipulation, cheesiness or melodrama which could have easily been the case if the director was somebody else than the masterful Steve McQueen.

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Crapbaskets123 on 10/5/2022 Reply  · 

While I prefer Wolf a bit over this, it winning best picture is still great. One of the best movies of the decade. Amazing performances, fantastic direction, and unflinching brutality. This movie forces us to witness the true depths of human depravity during this era

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