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Critics consensus: it's far from comfortable viewing, but 12 years a slave's unflinchingly brutal look at american slavery is also brilliant -- and quite possibly . This makes the release of 12 years a slave something of a major historical- cultural event the film, which opens friday with an a-list. If he's to survive, another slave informs northup, he must never admit he knows how to read and write and so, for the next 12 agonizing years, solomon northup . Steve mcqueen's devastating new movie, 12 years a slave, begins with the words “based on a true story” and ends with a description of what. 12 years a slave, winner of this year's oscar for best picture, will be a money- maker for 21st century fox (foxa), albeit at more modest rate.
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