12 years a slave is more of an important film than a great one it is a searing portrait of a dark time and of a terrible practice that nevertheless may leave some audience members feeling. 12 years a slave has some of the awkwardness and inauthenticity of a foreign-made film about the united states the dialogue of the washington, dc, slave traders sounds as if it were written for lord of the rings. 12 years a slave is, like the trial, a trapdoor over the abyss watching 12 years is a grueling experience, and the artistry of the filmmakers and actors is a generous, pain-diminishing life raft. 12 years a slave the movie «12 years a slave» is based on the book «12 years a slave» by soloman northup it's his life story of how he got lured in a trap and kidnapped in 1841 it's about how he was sold into slavery in the south, and what happened during those 12 years a slave. Steve mcqueen’s 12 years a slave is the most vivid retelling of a time that america believes forgotten but that lingers in the subconscious like the most stubborn scar.
N “12 years a slave,” the audience witnesses the atrocities of the 1840’s american south through the eyes of the african american solomon northup the events are undeniably heart-rending, yet the protagonist views the tragedies, as does director steve mcqueen, from an emotional distance. “12 years a slave” isn’t the first movie about slavery in the united states — but it may be the one that finally makes it impossible for american cinema to continue to sell the ugly lies. Review: straight away, 12 years a slave is not a film for the faint-hearted it is one of the most haunting, daunting movies made it is one of the most haunting, daunting movies made.
Review rife with brilliant cinematography showcasing the expanse and beauty of the southern half of the country, “slave” is the story of a man who simply does what he must to endure and be reunited with his family. In many respects, “12 years a slave” works like a horror movie, beginning with a “saw”-style abduction and proceeding through subsequent circles of hell, the tension amplified by a score. Review: with his first two films, hunger and shame, british director steve mcqueen showed a masterful command of style and an ambition to tackle important topics his third movie, 12 years a slave. 12 years a slave is a pre-american civil war film that makes us question how we were capable of treating humanity with such disdain and why little has changed hollywood tapped into a number of films exploring african american suffering in 2013 ( lincoln , fruitvale station , the butler ), but this particular film’s examination of violence. 12 years a slave is a wearying, enthralling film that is certain to resonate and educate while still being as rivetingly conspiratorial with the viewer.
12 years a slave is the most important film about racial history since american history x this is the finest piece of work i have ever witnessed in tackling black history, and manages to draw me. This movie was not to my liking how anyone, black, white or green with pink spots could survive the violent beatings is beyond me while it is a true story, it is not very realistically acted and it is more of a documentary than a movie february 07, 2014 any colored people appreciate or like this. Based on a true story, 12 years a slave depicts the journey of a free black man in the 1840s that is kidnapped and sold into southern slavery.
12 years a slave is indeed a very gut-wrenching, emotional film and is well worth the watch i would recommend it to anyone except those who are squeamish about blood, gore, violence and the vicious side of human nature. 12 years a slave director: steve mcqueen starring: chiwetel ejiofor, michael fassbender, brad pitt ★★★★ ★ (out of 5) “a man does how he pleases with his own property,” is the unshakeable assertion of one edwin epps (michael fassbender) in steve mcqueen’s much-heralded 12 years a slave, a movie that will equally shock, appall and move its audience. The owners and overseers who wield the power of life and death over northup during the next twelve years serve as an ugly gallery of specimens of southern slave society overseers like tibeats (paul dano) tend toward the stupidly malignant, resenting any hint that a slave might have a better idea. 12 years a slave is now playing in a limited theatrical release in the us, but will continue to expand nationwide over the forthcoming weeks it is 134 minutes long and rated r for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality.
12 years a slave is not an easy watch and nor should it be but with the exception of a somewhat distracting third-act cameo by co-producer brad pitt , it is pitched pretty near perfectly in terms. 12 years a slave, review: 'this, at last, really is history written with lightning' 5 12 years a slave was widely described as the best film that has yet been made about american slavery. 12 years a slave — a biopic about a black fiddler in ny who somehow wound up a slave in louisiana from 1841 until the law rescued him in 1853—is the nearly universally acclaimed front runner for the best picture oscar. 12 years a slave is a 2013 period drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir twelve years a slave by solomon northup, a new york state-born free african-american man who was kidnapped in washington, dc by two conmen in 1841 and sold into slavery.