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12 Years A Slave
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12 Years A Slave

Empire Magazine Aust
29 September 2015
  • Summary: Falling between the twin pillars of the art house and prestige period flick, 12 Years A Slave is history lesson as horror film, powerful, visceral and affecting. And after years of being great in everything, Chiwetel Ejiofor shines in a lead worthy of his immense talent.
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7.7
Extras 7
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12 Years a Slave

Sound & Vision Magazine
6 May 2014
  • Excerpt: 12 Years a Slave is the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man kidnapped into slavery, the inhuman condition in which he languished for 12 years, enduring unimaginable sorrow and torment but ultimately making it out the other side, regaining his freedom.
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12 Years a Slave

BluRay Authority
3 April 2014
  • Excerpt: 12 Years A Slave certainly had a good night at the Oscars this year, taking home 3 awards. It was nominated for even more. Critics seemed to adore the film as well. I can tell you that I enjoyed it more than I expected, but still don’t think its worthy of all the praise.
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Overall 7
7.0

12 Years A Slave

High-Def Digest
10 March 2014
  • Summary: Although I'm not sure that '12 Years a Slave' is really deserving of its Best Picture honor, I won't deny that it's a well-made and occasionally (although not as often as I hoped) moving examination of the horrors of slavery.
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12 Years A Slave (Blu-ray Review)

whysoblu.com
10 March 2014
  • Conclusion: 12 Years A Slave is a triumph of filmmaking. Even with my very minor quibbles about the film, there is no denying that this story has been very effectively brought to life in a way that makes in an important viewing experience.
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12 YEARS A SLAVE - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
8 March 2014
  • Summary: Much of it is difficult to watch, but “12 Years a Slave” is that rare film that’s both important in its message and a darned good film all the same.
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Overall 8
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12 Years a Slave (London Film Festival 2013)

The Digital Fix
19 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The gala screening for 12 Years a Slave comes two days after Philomena received the red carpet treatment, continuing a trend for high-profile films adapted from memoirs. Philomena is a story told by a journalist who jokes his integrity prevents him writing human-interest stories � but if he did,...
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Overall 8
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12 Years A Slave

Empire Online
3 May 2014
  • Conclusion: Falling between the twin pillars of the art house and prestige period flick, 12 Years A Slave is history lesson as horror film, powerful, visceral and affecting. And after years of being great in everything, Chiwetel Ejiofor shines in a lead worthy of his immense talent.
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12 Years a Slave

Flicks
8 March 2014
  • Summary: Despite reports to the contrary, Steve McQueen's Oscar-bait drama is not the greatest film ever made. It may well be the greatest film ever made about slavery, but that says more about the movie world than the work itself.
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12 Years a Slave

AVForums
21 February 2014
  • Conclusion: There’s no denying that this is a Steve McQueen film. Sorry, not that Steve McQueen, but the other guy.
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