From director Steve McQueen and based on Solomon Northup’s astonishing true story comes this powerful winner of three 2013 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o). In 1841, Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free citizen, is kidnapped, stripped of his identity and sold into slavery. Now, he must find the strength to survive in this unflinching story of hope.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5

257 Ratings

257 Ratings

96% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.9/10
  • Fresh 323
  • Rotten 15

Critics Consensus: It's far from comfortable viewing, but 12 Years a Slave's unflinchingly brutal look at American slavery is also brilliant -- and quite possibly essential -- cinema.

15+ COMMON SENSE

Imperfect but must-see epic drama with major cruelty.

Information

Studio
20th Century Fox
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (AD, Stereo, Dolby)
Additional
French (Subtitled, Stereo, Dolby), Spanish (Subtitled)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
SDH
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
AD
Audio descriptions (AD) refer to a narration track describing what is happening on screen, to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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