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12 Years a Slave

In the mid 1800s, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a free man of color living in the Northern United States. Then he was kidnapped, sold in the South and remained 12 Years a Slave. This movie is based on his true story. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 134
Theater Release: 13 Dec 2013
Video Release: 04 Mar 2014
MPAA Rating: R
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MPAA Rating (United States)

12 Years a Slave is rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality.


Canadian Movie Ratings


CMPDA (Canadian Home Video)

Rated 14A

Maritime Provinces Movie Ratings

Rated 14A --

Quebec Movie Ratings

Rated 13+ -- Violence.

Ontario Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Nudity, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.

Manitoba Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Brutal Violence, Sexual Violence, Disturbing Content.

Saskatchewan Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Sexual Violence, Coarse Language, Violence.

Alberta Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content.

British Columbia Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Sexual Violence, Coarse Language, Violence.

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