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12 Years a Slave

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MPAA rating: R
Genre: Drama
Steve McQueen’s masterpiece ‘12 Years a Slave’ stars Chiwetel Ejiofor in a searing performance.
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garrett Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scott McNairy, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson
Director: Steve McQueen
Running time: 2:14
Release: Opened Oct 18, 2013
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Editorial Review

Masterpiece ‘12 Years a Slave’ lives up to the hype

Steve McQueen’s masterpiece ‘12 Years a Slave’ stars Chiwetel Ejiofor in a searing performance.

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Whatever you do, don't miss this movie!

Not since "City of God" have I experienced a movie that moved me the way "12 Years a Slave" moved me. I openly sobbed, but not out fear or anger. I cried because I was filled with so much pride in how far African Americans have come in this country. As I watched the captives pray during certain scenes, I realized that my life is a result of their prayers. I am even more determined to make my ancestors proud. A must see for all cultures.