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12 Years a Slave (2013)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on 12 Years a Slave as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

12 Years a Slave is an drama movie directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o and Benedict Cumberbatch and Paul Dano. The movie was written by John Ridley (screenplay by), Solomon Northup (based on “Twelve Years a Slave” by). The film has a $20 million budget with a 134-minute running time. 12 Years a Slave currently has a 8.1 IMDb rating, based on 551859 and 96 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated R.

release date for 12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave release date

When does 12 Years a Slave come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for 12 Years a Slave (2013)is October 30, 2013.

When will 12 Years a Slave be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

12 Years a Slave DVD/Blu-ray release date is Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The estimated DVD release date is March 2014. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in March 2014. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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12 Years a Slave budget

How much did 12 Years a Slave cost to make?

$20,000,000 budget

The movie cost $20 million to make.

12 Years a Slave movie poster

12 Years a Slave rating

R Rated

12 Years a Slave is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.

12 Years a Slave reviews

8.1 IMDb 96 Metascore

The movie currently has a 8.1 of out 10 IMDb rating and 96 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

12 Years a Slave trailer

12 Years a Slave plot summary

What is 12 Years a Slave about?

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, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Synopsis from IMDb In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup , a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

12 Years a Slave cast

Who is in 12 Years a Slave?

Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup
Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps
Lupita Nyong'o in 12 Years a Slave Lupita Nyong’o as Patsey
Benedict Cumberbatch in 12 Years a Slave Benedict Cumberbatch as William Ford
Paul Dano in 12 Years a Slave Paul Dano as John Tibeats

12 Years a Slave box Office

How much did 12 Years a Slave make?

$187,000,000 worldwide

The film has made over $187 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

12 Years a Slave details

Theatrical Release Date: October 30, 2013
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: March 4, 2014
Film Budget: $20 million
Box Office: $187 million
Length: 134 minutes
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English

12 Years a Slave facts

How long is 12 Years a Slave?

The movie is 134 minutes long (2 hours and 14 minutes).

What year did 12 Years a Slave come out?

The movie is out on October 30, 2013. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Chiwetel Ejiofor plays as Solomon Northup.

Who is the director of 12 Years a Slave?

Steve McQueen directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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