Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Review: 12 Years A Slave (second-pass)

World of Blackout Film Review

12 Years A Slave Poster

12 Years A Slave (second-pass)
Cert: 15 / 134 mins / Dir. Steve McQueen
WoB Rating: 7/7

My second viewing of 12 Years A Slave (first, here) may have lessened some of the shock, but none of the power. McQueen tells Solomon Northup's story masterfully, and even knowing the outcome, I was still enthralled for every single frame.

Chiwetel Ejiofor's greatest triumph is how he can leave an audience loving something so soul-wrenching. Provocative without being patronising, rarely is any film so deserving of your attention.

Is the trailer representative of the film?

Did I laugh, cry, gasp and sigh when I was supposed to?

Does it achieve what it sets out to do?

Pay at the cinema, Rent on DVD or just wait for it to be on the telly?

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Will I watch it again?

Is there a Wilhelm Scream?

And if I HAD to put a number on it…

And my question for YOU is…
Well? Have you seen it? What did you think? Let rip on the Facebook page...

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