12 Years a Slave
The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup
Don't pick me ...
Set in the 1850's in America, and based on a true story, this film has won high praise in spite of having some scenes that are ''difficult to watch''. A free black man agrees to join a travelling show, but is instead abducted, stripped of his identity, and sold into slavery. The next twelve years are extremely harrowing for him and his fellow slaves, as he seeks a way to regain his freedom without getting killed in the process.
134 minutes, No persons under 18 (Violence, Prejudice)
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit
Where's it showing?
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson
|Screenplay||John Ridley, from the book by Solomon Northup|
|Produced by||Regency Enterprises, River Road Entertainment, Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Film4|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Nudity||Full frontal both male and female, non-sexual context, brief|
|Sex||Moderate to strong, implied, infrequent|
|Violence||Frequent, very strong, physical, psychological, intense, realistic, prolonged, graphic, gory|
|Prejudice||Frequent, very strong scenes of racism and discrimination against black people|
|Drug abuse||Some alcohol use (in context)|
|Comments||Complex and mature and very strong impact.|
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|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)|
|Suggested age limit||Positive messages||Positive role models|
|Consumerism||Drinking, drugs, smoking|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarAnn Hornaday ||15|
|Die BurgerRiëtte Grobler ||15|
|Cape TimesTodd McCarthy ||15|
|ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs ||16|
|Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics ||18|
|CommonSenseMedia (USA)Staff evaluation||15|
|IMDB40981 Netizens ||17|
|Average .. 84%||17|
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