Guest / Limited Access /
Page 3 of 3

God have mercy on us all until they do.

Caveat Spectator

12 Years a Slave is rated R, as it should be. It contains multiple usages of painful language, depictions of lynching, murder, and torture. There is nudity and depictions of human sexuality. A major theme of the film is the dehumanizing effects of slavery. In presenting such a theme, it is often painful to watch, as it should be.

Kenneth R. Morefield is an Associate Professor of English at Campbell University. He is the editor of Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volumes I & II, and the founder of 1More Film Blog.

Tags:
Browse All Movie Reviews By:
Read These NextSee Our Latest
RecommendedEwan McGregor and Rodrigo Garcia On Jesus, Satan, and 'Last Days in the Desert'
Ewan McGregor and Rodrigo Garcia On Jesus, Satan, and 'Last Days in the Desert'
Our exclusive interview with the star and director of the hotly-anticipated Sundance feature.
TrendingThe 'Boy Who Came Back from Heaven' Retracts Story
The 'Boy Who Came Back from Heaven' Retracts Story
(UPDATED) Alex Malarkey's mother, grandmother, and publisher weigh in on retraction of best-selling book; John MacArthur first raised concerns two years ago.
Editor's PickWater Is Weird
Water Is Weird
And its strange behaviors make life possible.
Comments
View this article in Reader Mode
Christianity Today
12 Years a Slave