’12 Years a Slave’: Release Date, Rating, Trailer & Details

12 Years a Slave is an drama movie directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film had a $20 million budget with a 134 minute running time. 12 Years a Slave currently has a 8.1 out of 10 IMDb rating, based on 551859 user votes. The film also has a 96 Metascore on Metacritic.

12 Years a Slave premiere is in October. The official release date for 12 Years a Slave is October 30, 2013.

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When does 12 Years a Slave come out?

Current movie status: The official release date for 12 Years a Slave premiere is Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

DVD & Blu-ray status: 12 Years a Slave DVD/Blu-ray release is Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. Typically, DVD and Blu-ray releases come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere. We will update this post with more details as soon as they become available. If you want to get notified of new movie updates, please sign up for updates below, and join the conversation in our forums. You may visit 12 Years a Slave’s IMDb page and official website.

Movie plot and summary

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 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.

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12 Years a Slave release date and details

Release Date: October 30, 2013
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: March 4, 2014
Movie Budget: $20,000,000
Box Office: $187,000,000
Runtime: 134 minutes
Genre: Drama, History
Parental Rating: R
Language: English

Age rating

12 Years a Slave is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.

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