Summary: Highly overrated film designed as an Oscar grab. The story has been told before, correctly in Roots, etc... but this is just the same old rehash with bland characters, predictable scenes and story, too much exposition, and just doesn't bring anything new or interest.
Excerpt: I came into watching this film without knowing what to expect. I had heard that it was brutal and unflinching, but people say that about a lot of movies. I picked this up pretty cheap from Best Buy after waiting for the price to go down for months. First off, wow.
Slavery & Cruelty; that is not scripture Mr. Epps!
13 July 2015
Excerpt: Some people don’t want to be bothered with the bad stuff; they don’t want to watch movies that challenge the viewer on an emotional level. That can be said for my mother. Well, she doesn’t mind a good movie with some stirring moments but as long as it has fun & exciting scenes.
Excerpt: In a time pre-dating the American civil war, a respected black New York socialite is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south. 12 Years A Slave is based upon the autobiographical book by Solomon Northup published in 1853, and so has an authenticity that is missing from many dramas set...
Summary: Definitely one of the greatest films on racism and slavery. Some parts felt a bit dragging since the story was being held to a few scenes. The movie a tremendous supporting cast that is very believable. If it were not for Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon then this would definitely have not worked.
Summary: Not saying anything different because everyone else was right. This was the best movie of 2013! To call it the "Schindler's List" or the "Hotel Rwanda" of our time is an insult.
Excerpt: Ik begrijp niet waarom iedereen zo enthousiast is over deze film. Slavernij was uiteraard verschrikkelijk en het verhaal van deze man ook. Maar als je dat al weet dan voegen deze 2u aan zielige beelden niets toe.
Excerpt: Uiteraard kan je met dit soort films wel het bekende verhaal verwachten. Het wordt toch altijd wel interessanter als je nagaat dat het verhaal op waarheid gebaseerd is. Dan verbaas je je nog meer wat een beroerd bestaan het was voor de zwarte mensen in die tijd. De juiste acteurs op de plek.