12 Years a Slave Trailer & Clips


12 Years a Slave full movie is released on Nov 08, 2013. Watch 12 Years a Slave online - the English Biography movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $187,733,202. 12 Years a Slave is directed by Steve McQueen and created by John Ridley with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Dwight Henry. 12 Years a Slave is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. 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 personified by a malevolent slave owner, 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.

As know as:

12 лет рабства, 12 godina robovanja, 12 let v řetězech, 12 rokov otrokom, それでも夜は明ける

Release Date:

Oct 18, 2013

Release Date (Streaming):

Mar 04, 2014


United States, United Kingdom



Stream Service:

Fox Searchlight

Production Companies:

New Regency Productions, River Road Entertainment, Plan B Entertainment

Official Site:

Official Facebook

Gross worldwide:



The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup


Nijla Mu'min
Bitch Media
Director McQueen, drawing on the visual aesthetic of his previous works Shame and Hunger, never shies away from frames that capture the ways that beauty exists in the most painful situations.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 20, 2021
J. Hoberman
Harper's Magazine
12 Years a Slave is, like The Trial, a trapdoor over the abyss. Although less abrupt than Kafka's novel, the movie wastes little time before plunging its viewer into a nightmare of dehumanization.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 04, 2018
Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online
Ambitious, honest and horrifying all at once, 12 Years a Slave may not be the easiest film to watch more than once, but it will stay with you forever once you see it.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 06, 2017

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