Monday, 24 February 2014

'12 Years a Slave' - an important film but not a great film

Watched '12 Years a Slave'. Any film that deals openly with the horrors of the US slave trade has to be important but sadly this is simply not the great film that critics claim it to be. I just think there is not enough attention to character and there is too much emphasis on the many torture scenes rather than the drama itself. Another overrated art-house film from the director of 'Hunger' and 'Shame'.
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