Seamus Mahoney’s review published on Letterboxd:
Theme Month #3 December 2019
Task #18 Watch a drama that won best picture.
This movie is an incredible insight to what it was like to be an African American in the 1800's. Its crazy how easy it was for them to take a free man and put him into slavery with little to no repercussions. This movie definitely deserves its Best Picture award, the whole movie is masterly crafted. Every scene is perfectly lit and shot. The movies gives you so many different emotions, at times you're happy and at other times, you're utterly disgusted. To me, this movie is really good, but doesn't have the rewatchability that other movies have. The acting is phenomenal, Chiwetel Ejiofor is amazing as Solomon Northup, every emotion that is on screen, you feel deep down. This is a definite must see if you like history or if you are a big fan of movies like I am.