The saga of Solomon Northup is officially the critical favorite of the year. After winning numerous awards from critics groups over the past few weeks, "12 Years a Slave" won Indiewire's seventh annual year-end critics poll by a large margin. Steve McQueen's period drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor appeared on 50% of ballots, making it the #1 overall choice for the Best Film of 2013. It now holds the title previously held by such diverse films as "There Will Be Blood," "Summer Hours," "The Social Network" and "The Flight of the Red Balloon." In all, 240 critics listed in our Criticwire Network took part in the voting, making it the largest survey in the seven year history of Indiewire's poll. NOTE: Some pages may take 7 - 10 seconds to load the full results.