12 Years a Slave | Den of Geek Review

12 Years a Slave is a staggering achievement in moviemaking that not only tells a captivating story, but transports its viewers to a time and place where a distant injustice becomes an agonizing reality. In this adaptation of the life of Solomon Northup, the born-freeman from upstate New York is a tragic hero who must descend into fires deeper than any Hell or Hades—he’s headed to the Antebellum South. And through his perspective, we are forced to recognize the uncomfortable truths about this world anew, feeding anxiety into our own.

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