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In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solom

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 2013-10-18

Runtime 134 minutes

Budget $20m

Revenue $0.2b


TMDB 8.0


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dorian_adams shared a tip "The greatest film depiction of slavery we have."

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Kind_Taye shared a tip "Phenomenal"

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jupiter_leigh shared a tip "Was a good story but I couldn't get all the way through it, very intense and sickening☹"

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uniquelyKmee shared a tip "I've never cried during a movie but I definitely had to hit that pause button an collect myself"

karanne_preston shared a tip "Well written and the actors delivered"

karanne_preston shared a tip "It’s a bit sad educational and give credit to the human spirit. Well acted"

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brittany_marie shared a tip "Changed my life ;("

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cristian_nieto-mora shared a tip "Great film about slavery, wow that felt weird to type out, but I think you know what I mean"

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angela_penny_9830 shared a tip "Hard to accept this was allowed to happen"

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Reema_ shared a tip "The saddest movie ever!"

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tammy_adams_7588 shared a tip "Good movie made me angry sad tears slavery wrong in any form"

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sheen_sehgal shared a tip "It opened my eyes"

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jefe shared a tip "Great movie!"

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horror_buff_gal shared a tip "Be warned, you will probably cry you eyes out. Great, powerful, heartbreaking movie."

rg_3275 shared a tip "Took me a few tries. I would start then couldn't go through with it."

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soni_mar shared a tip "Sad reminder or a past we can't forget =("

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eddy_mach shared a tip "Amazing"

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aashika_bhatta shared a tip "Have you guys watched this movie. Cuz its the one of them which should not missed."

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cathy_stoddert shared a tip "A potent film. Difficult to watch at times, but so necessary."

joann_nesby shared a tip "Spectacular movie , brilliant acting"

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enola_flock shared a tip "Go story based movie🎬"

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willie_williams shared a tip "Alright"

amanda_shumate shared a tip "I can’t say I have a favorite part, but it’s hit me to my core."

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craig_lott shared a tip "It was the truth."

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crisrosy shared a tip "A movie that is so well made and important but also so hard to watch, I can only see it once."

clarissa_stonewall shared a tip "What an amazing film. I’ve watched it three times and still feel like I need more. It’s incredible and a true story."

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victoria_pinon shared a tip "Powerful story. Hard to watch."

frank_gadsden shared a tip "Pretty simple as far as movies go but definitely enjoyable."

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lynn_james_6900 shared a tip "Amazing!"

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juan_martinez_558 shared a tip "Yes very good movie and tragically a true story"

addisyn_3282 shared a tip "I like learning about black history"

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laurie_palmer_6627 shared a tip "Really upsetting, but I’m so glad I saw it. I have so much to learn."

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lisa_melzer shared a tip "I loved it. It was historically more accurate and beautifully shot."

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rachelmpate shared a tip "A must see!"

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WraithGaming shared a tip "A Drama Classic"

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