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12 Years a Slave

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

October 18, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Steve McQueen

Starring :

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt, Alfre Woodard, Paul Dano, Taran Killam, Scoot McNairy, Michael Kenneth Williams, Quvenzhane Wallis

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Excellent entertaining! It's a masterpiece.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..composition, sound design and story all cut together beautifully, and yet, there's no question that "12 Years a Slav" remains an art film..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
“..a strong, involving, at times overstated telling of an extraordinary life story..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : A+

“..a mesmerizing triumph of art and polemics: McQueen turns a topic rendered distant by history into an experience that, short of living through the terrible era it depicts, makes you feel as if you've been there..”
by Eric Kohn [indieWIRE]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by William Goss [Film.com]
Review rate : A-
Reviewed by Chris Willman [The Playlist]

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