Summary: over rated and pretty boring. its a ok decent/good movie but in no way is it great. The problem with these types of movies is they gain awards due to the subject matter but not so much the movie itself. The acting is good but its very long and a lot is needless. and overlong shots. and not really showing anything. also the character is not very likeable. i just kept thinking what about the other slaves. why does this guy think he is so special. . then it ends .
Summary: 12 years a slave was a fantastic film with a great cast and an accurate insight into American slavery. Yes the film is sad, shocking and contains violence that is somewhat hard to swallow but if you expected anything else then you clearly don't know much about American History. My biggest complaint with the film is is that it was just too long!