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  • RELEASED: 2013
  • RUNTIME: 134 mins
  • WRITTEN BY: John Ridley, Solomon Northup
  • DIRECTED BY: Steve McQueen
  • STARRING: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson

It wasn’t all that groundbreaking to me but overall, this is a decent, well-made and very moving story. It definitely has some pacing issues but there are some truly terrific scenes. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s performance and the development of Solomon as a character are what really propel the film forward. The ending is absolutely heartbreaking. Also, another masterful score from Hans Zimmer.