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12 Years a Slave

8th November 2013
2h 14m
Steve McQueen
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 3:12pm.

Cast

Chiwetel Ejiofor Chiwetel Ejiofor Solomon Northup
Approx Filming Age ≈ 35
Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender
Approx Filming Age ≈ 35
Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o
Approx Filming Age ≈ 29
Oscar Win
Sarah Paulson Sarah Paulson
Approx Filming Age ≈ 38
Paul Giamatti Paul Giamatti
Approx Filming Age ≈ 45
Scoot McNairy Scoot McNairy
Approx Filming Age ≈ 35
Alfre Woodard Alfre Woodard
Approx Filming Age ≈ 60
Brad Pitt Brad Pitt
Approx Filming Age ≈ 49
Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Cumberbatch
Approx Filming Age ≈ 36
Devin Maurice Evans
Approx Filming Age ≈ 20
Terrell Ransom Jr.
Approx Filming Age ≈ 9
Corrina Roshea Bobb
Approx Filming Age ≈ 30
Shawn Parsons
Approx Filming Age ≈ 35
Bill Camp Bill Camp
Approx Filming Age ≈ 51
John McConnell
Approx Filming Age ≈ 54
Douglas M. Griffin
Approx Filming Age ≈ 46
Michael Kenneth Williams Michael Kenneth Williams
Approx Filming Age ≈ 46
Marc Macaulay Marc Macaulay
Approx Filming Age ≈ 55
Storm Reid Storm Reid
Approx Filming Age ≈ 9
Adepero Oduye
Approx Filming Age ≈ 34
Chris Chalk Chris Chalk
Approx Filming Age ≈ 34
Marcus Lyle Brown
Approx Filming Age ≈ 42
Taran Killam
Approx Filming Age ≈ 30
Quvenzhané Wallis
Approx Filming Age ≈ 9
Kelsey Scott
Approx Filming Age ≈ 36
Bryan Batt
Approx Filming Age ≈ 49
Robert Steinberg
Approx Filming Age ≈ 53
Blake Burt
Approx Filming Age ≈ 19
Jay Huguley
Approx Filming Age ≈ 46
Garret Dillahunt Garret Dillahunt
Approx Filming Age ≈ 48
Kelvin Harrison Jr. Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Approx Filming Age ≈ 18
Thomas Francis Murphy
Approx Filming Age ≈ 59
Paul Dano Paul Dano
Approx Filming Age ≈ 28
J.D. Evermore
Approx Filming Age ≈ 44
Rob Steinberg
Approx Filming Age ≈ 53

Most Often Described As

100% Emotional
9.5/10
MetaCritic
96/100
Rotten Tomatoes
95%
IMDb
8.1/10

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Civil Rights
Rape
Racism
Slavery
Torture

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

3% 0-12
2% 13-19
3% 20-29
12% 30-39
10% 40-49
7% 50-59
1% 60-69
62% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

48% Female
52% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

1% Bad
2% Good
97% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

1% Musician
1% Slave
98% Unknown