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This is truly a great film. Harrowing, brutal, and horrifying but this is surely what the life of a slave was. Great acting by all concerned. I couldn't stop thinking about it and couldn't sleep after seeing it, but am glad I have seen it.
Stellar performances by all involved, it reinforces to me why I hate racism so much.
We are all in this together. Great movie, I might only give a movie 5 stars, maybe once or twice a year but... Read more this movie deserves watching. If you are a secondary school teacher, you could build a lesson in what is right and what is wrong in humanity around this movie.
At the risk of being seen as disrespectful to these people's misery the film gets repetitive in relation to their beatings & murders and in doing so loses some of its impact. Good production values.
What a sad but amazing movie. it still stuns me that people act this way to other people. fantastic acting, highley recommend this movie
Wow - great acting - amazing story well told. Highly recommended.
Steve McQueens a good director. A good retelling of the story especially with new facts that have come to light but why forget basic details? inglorious.
This is one of those award winning, worthy films that appear around awards season, and is considered to be beyond criticism, because of the confronting subject matter. But I disliked it intensely. The... Read more problem is that relentless, interminable close ups of hideous violence don't necessarily enlighten you. It just makes you feel like an unwilling voyeur, trapped in your seat. I also thought some of the portrayals of the plantation owners were right out of a comic book. It's prestigious, and beautifully shot, but wildly over rated.
Hired it for Mum, she really liked it, I thought it was a bit slow, acting was riveting, good watch :-)
Not bad but as it went on I felt the plot got a little lost in the middle part of the film. Brutal and cruel, but that was the way of the world then. Have we really come that much further today? Not... Read more the best movie of its kind but that is just my personal opinion. Rubbishbinny
Not bad but nothing like the hype it received (how often do we see that!!!???) Chiwetel Ejiofor (have given an extra half star for his efforts) has to be one of the very best actors on the planet. This... Read more movie was very uneven and slow for the most part, but I guess being chained up kind of cramps your style a bit. Worth watching, but do not believe beforehand that you will be seeing cinematic brilliance, you may be a little disappointed