12 Years a Slave


SmokeScreeners Rating

Year of Release: 2013

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Steve McQueen

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

This film was reviewed by Dr. Barry Hummel of QDREF on 2/16/2014.

Additional Comments:  "Only one of the film's many prominent co-stars, Paul Giamatti, was seen smoking.  This emotional film shows that tobacco use is not necessary to demonstrate a character's evil, so the throwaway scene involving Paul Giamatti's tobacco use is all the more out of place."