12 Years a Slave

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"The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup"
  • R
  • 2013
  • 2 hr 14 min
  • 8.1  (649,134)
  • 96

12 Years a Slave is a motion picture starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt and Alfre Woodard. The film is directed by famous Hollywood personality Steve McQueen and was released in November of 2013. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the role of Solomon Northrup, who was a historical figure that lived during the era of slavery. Northrup was born a free black man but was kidnapped in Washington D.C. in 1841. He was forced into slavery and spent twelve years of his life regaining his freedom. The film documents his struggles during his twelve years being held as a captive on a plantation. 12 Years a Slave has received good reviews from critics who viewed the film at private screenings before its expected release date. Many claim that the film is authentic and true to the original story and times that these events had taken place. This film is expected to be a big contender for an Oscar nomination in 2014.

12 Years a Slave
12 Years A Slave
12 Years A Slave

Trailer - 2 min 23 sec

12 Years A Slave: Michael Fassbender On The Director Steve McQueen
12 Years A Slave: Michael Fassbender On The Director Steve McQueen

Behind the Scenes - 25 sec

12 Years A Slave: Lupita Nyong'o On Her Character
12 Years A Slave: Lupita Nyong'o On Her Character

Behind the Scenes - 22 sec

12 Years A Slave: Fight Back October 18 (TV Spot)
12 Years A Slave: Fight Back October 18 (TV Spot)

Trailer - 50 sec

12 Years A Slave: The Team (Featurette)
12 Years A Slave: The Team (Featurette)

Behind the Scenes - 4 min 24 sec

12 Years A Slave: Legacy (Featurette)
12 Years A Slave: Legacy (Featurette)

Behind the Scenes - 4 min 29 sec

Description
12 Years a Slave is a motion picture starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt and Alfre Woodard. The film is directed by famous Hollywood personality Steve McQueen and was released in November of 2013. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the role of Solomon Northrup, who was a historical figure that lived during the era of slavery. Northrup was born a free black man but was kidnapped in Washington D.C. in 1841. He was forced into slavery and spent twelve years of his life regaining his freedom. The film documents his struggles during his twelve years being held as a captive on a plantation.

12 Years a Slave has received good reviews from critics who viewed the film at private screenings before its expected release date. Many claim that the film is authentic and true to the original story and times that these events had taken place. This film is expected to be a big contender for an Oscar nomination in 2014.

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 14 minutes. It has received outstanding reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1 and a MetaScore of 96.

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  • Release Date
    2013
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 14 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (649,134)
  • Metascore
    96