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Year
2013
Runtime
134 min.
Director
Steve McQueen
Genres
Drama, Biography, History
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
313,788
Checks
24,914
Favs
1,734
Dislikes
133
Favs/checks
7.0% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. Ressa's avatar

    Ressa

    Very good cinematography and directing. This is truly a fine film. However I do not think it is a masterpiece. It is raw, beautiful and brutal but there is a lack of development in characters which left me irritated. No doubt impressive performances by Ejiofor and Fassbender, but unfortunately for them, their characters and talents doesn't get challenged enough. So even though they put up very good performances you kind of feel like they got away with it easy. Which is too bad. There is to much "look how slavery was on the outside" instead of telling us the story through the characters and their development.
    Before I sound too grumpy I will say that its definitely one of the better films this year.
    3 years 9 months ago
  2. MrDoog's avatar

    MrDoog

    Eh Mr Zimmer you're supposed to write new music not just reheat your Inception rift in a completely different type of film. 3 years 9 months ago
  3. jamesmcavoy's avatar

    jamesmcavoy

    Honestly I was kind of disappointed with this film. Yes, the story is horrifying (in a good, REAL way), and the acting was okay (not as mindblowing as I had heard it was going to be), but the title is kind of misleading... it felt like 12 days/months a slave rather than 12 years. It felt rushed while at the same time being rather long, if that makes sense? Basically the passing of time felt unnatural. At the end I almost wondered how the hell Solomon had managed to stay 12 years spoiler. Good film, with an incredibly important subject that really needs to be remembered, but it just wasn't amazing. 3 years 8 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #20 in History
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  2. This movie ranks #23 in Biography
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  3. This movie ranks #32 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
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  4. This movie ranks #36 in 2010s
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  5. This movie ranks #44 in BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century
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  6. This movie ranks #68 in BAFTA - Best Film
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  7. This movie ranks #87 in Academy Award Best Pictures
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  8. This movie ranks #130 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  9. This movie ranks #138 in Golden Globe Best Picture Winners
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  10. This movie ranks #142 in Reddit top 250
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  11. This movie ranks #154 in 501 Must See Movies
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  13. This movie ranks #513 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  14. This movie ranks #983 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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