1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I was not entirely excited to see this film, mainly because the subject matter tends to disturb me, but my wife wanted to see it badly, so we went.

    This is a POWERFUL movie, but is also incredibly graphic, a touch too "real", and over all, VERY hard to watch. It is exactly what I was afraid it was going to be.

    Anyone thinking of going to see it, understand that you're going to get the following in buckets full...

    - Graphic violence
    - Graphic sexual situations (including rape)
    - Extreme language
    - Disturbing visuals (it's exactly what the title implies).

    ...you are essentially watching a free man's life as he is falsely enslaved by several very horrific plantation owners about 15-20 years before the Civil War. You see his struggles, and the just nightmarish reality that was every day life for so many slaves of the time. You also see the differences between the good and bad plantation owners (if you could call them that..."good" and bad).

    Fantastic movie, truly memorable and something I definitely recommend...but man, prepare yourself.
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    01-01-2014 11:26 PM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up Sean, it is a movie That's had my interest.
    01-01-2014 11:39 PM
  3. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Thanks for the review Sean.
    01-01-2014 11:41 PM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    Just heard about it today

    Thanks for the review


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    01-01-2014 11:43 PM
  5. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I was not entirely excited to see this film, mainly because the subject matter tends to disturb me, but my wife wanted to see it badly, so we went.

    This is a POWERFUL movie, but is also incredibly graphic, a touch too "real", and over all, VERY hard to watch. It is exactly what I was afraid it was going to be.

    Anyone thinking of going to see it, understand that you're going to get the following in buckets full...

    - Graphic violence
    - Graphic sexual situations (including rape)
    - Extreme language
    - Disturbing visuals (it's exactly what the title implies).

    ...you are essentially watching a free man's life as he is falsely enslaved by several very horrific plantation owners about 15-20 years before the Civil War. You see his struggles, and the just nightmarish reality that was every day life for so many slaves of the time. You also see the differences between the good and bad plantation owners (if you could call them that..."good" and bad).

    Fantastic movie, truly memorable and something I definitely recommend...but man, prepare yourself.
    I'm still on the fence about seeing it.
    03-19-2014 12:50 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm still on the fence about seeing it.
    It's an absolutely beautiful film...you really should try it. It's tough to watch visually, but the story is so wonderfully laid out...it very deservingly won the academy award for best picture.
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    03-19-2014 01:38 PM
  7. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It's an absolutely beautiful film...you really should try it. It's tough to watch visually, but the story is so wonderfully laid out...it very deservingly won the academy award for best picture.
    I guess I can put on my big girl panties and watch it. I know its going to be a bit disturbing but at least I know that in advance and can prepare a little.

    Thanks Sean!!!
    03-19-2014 02:20 PM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    It was a good movie but we thought it a little too strong for our youngest but definitely a film our 14 year-old self-proscribed "princess" needs to see. I'm not sure beautiful is the adjective I'd use but certainly a great great movie!


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    03-19-2014 05:16 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It was a good movie but we thought it a little too strong for our youngest but definitely a film our 14 year-old self-proscribed "princess" needs to see. I'm not sure beautiful is the adjective I'd use but certainly a great great movie!


    via the tablet
    The film/story was beautiful...the content is obviously not. Beauty doesn't always equate to happiness...there is beauty in the bravery he showed when protecting people, when taking a risk to even tell his story to people who he had no idea if he could trust...the beauty of a man who was stripped of a wonderful life and forced into servitude again and how he didn't just give up anymore. A reunion with his expanded family...the people who helped him along the way who could have been (and were) killed for doing so...and his struggle to walk away from the slew of people he served with.

    Like I said...beautiful film about an absolutely nightmarish scenario. You know what else was a beautiful film? Children of Men. The movie and story itself couldn't be much more downtrodden or dark, but there was beauty in it.
    03-19-2014 05:28 PM
  10. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The film/story was beautiful...the content is obviously not. Beauty doesn't always equate to happiness...there is beauty in the bravery he showed when protecting people, when taking a risk to even tell his story to people who he had no idea if he could trust...the beauty of a man who was stripped of a wonderful life and forced into servitude again and how he didn't just give up anymore. A reunion with his expanded family...the people who helped him along the way who could have been (and were) killed for doing so...and his struggle to walk away from the slew of people he served with.

    Like I said...beautiful film about an absolutely nightmarish scenario. You know what else was a beautiful film? Children of Men. The movie and story itself couldn't be much more downtrodden or dark, but there was beauty in it.
    Point taken, thanks.


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    03-19-2014 07:10 PM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I wasn't trying to say your opinion that it wasn't a beautiful movie was wrong...that's your opinion...I was simply trying to clarify mine is all. After reading it, it seemed a bit moody, and I didn't intend for it to be.
    03-19-2014 07:12 PM
  12. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I wasn't trying to say your opinion that it wasn't a beautiful movie was wrong...that's your opinion...I was simply trying to clarify mine is all. After reading it, it seemed a bit moody, and I didn't intend for it to be.
    But you were indeed right. My thought was that it wasn't beautiful was because of my narrow view on what makes a beautiful film. You made me a little less ignorant and that's always a good thing.


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    03-19-2014 08:04 PM
  13. anon4757448's Avatar
    I guess I can put on my big girl panties and watch it. I know its going to be a bit disturbing but at least I know that in advance and can prepare a little.

    Thanks Sean!!!
    I waited a while before I saw it so that I could prepare myself. I couldn't! By far one of the best films I've seen but also very hard to watch.

    Good thing is it's on blu-Ray and dvd so you can watch and react in private.

    I definitely recommend it.


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    03-19-2014 09:55 PM

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