12 Years A Slave is without a doubt one of the best movies to come out so far this year. Though it is not an easy movie to sit through, it is also an extremely important movie that I think everyone should experience for themselves. There are some shockingly brutal and heart wrenching scenes here. Though the direction and cinematography occasionally fall somewhat flat, the film is exceptionally well written. The absolute best thing in the movie is the stellar cast. Chiwetel Ejiofor is definitely one of the greatest actors of all time and he gives his all here. There is alos an excellent and varied supporting cast, Michael Fassbender standing out as a ruthless slave owner. Overall, 12 Years A Slave is a remarkable movie and is a definite must see.