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October 31, 2013 1:00 PM

‘12 Years a Slave’: Wrenching look back deserves all of Oscar’s attention | 4 stars

Man’s inhumanity to man has never been more vividly conveyed to mainstream audiences than in “12 Years a Slave.” This devastating real-life drama surfaces as an Oscar front-runner by embedding its hero into a system so deeply monstrous it’s hard to fathom it was ever commonplace in the “land of the free.”

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