Monday, November 25, 2013

Twelve Years a Slave (2013)

I will be trying to sell a review of this film to PJMedia, so I will keep this short: a few liberties with the book, but a powerful film based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black from Syracuse New York, kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery.  R-rated for unflinching and quite accurate violence.


  1. How do you know it is accurate? I haven't seen the movie -- just asking.

  2. I've read extensively in the history of slavery, and there are surviving photographs of the scarring associated with whipping that would appear to be the model used by whoever did the makeup on the actress's back.