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Current Rating: 3.60

Current Rating: 3.60

based on 222 votes and 55 reviews

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  • 1 stars Sadly just a story of a mean old man. Struggled to think of the key point it was trying to share.
  • 5 stars Fantastic acting, writing, directing.
  • 5 stars Denzel's acting and directing are stellar, but Viola Davis is a revelation. Definitely deserving of some Oscar gold! Nice to finally see a film adaptation of August Wilson's stage masterpiece. This is to African American drama what Death of a Salesman is to middle class 1950s American tragedy. Not to be missed.
  • 1 stars Boring, to much dialog.
  • 4 stars Amazing story- acting was better than Oscar nominations. Probably the most. Amazing acting by Denzel. All his movies havbeen phenomenal but this one was up there for his best !!! Had every emotion one could possibly experience. See it &. Enjoy!!!
  • 5 stars This movie was a perfect depiction of the relationship between a frustrated husband and a relatively obedient wife in the 1950's. It also depicted how this frustrated father did not allow his son to succeed in sports because he did not succeed in sports and he did not want his son to best him. In order for the son to succeed in life, he joined the military, which was the only avenue that he saw to get out from his fathers control. In the meantime, the wife was directed to raise the illegitimate daughter of her husbands deceased mistress. What a tangled web we weave.
  • 5 stars Great movie
  • 5 stars The way this story was told, it allowed us to enter the lives of Troy and Rose which enabled us to feel the emotions both of these characters' felt during their life together. Outstanding performances by both of these actors.
  • 4 stars This was a a powerful movie that remained true to August Wilson's vision and story-telling. Both Denzel and Violet were at their zenith professionally. Some people have said it moved too slow. I disagree. The slowness allows you to enter the mundane reality of these people's lives; to see them for who they really are. We have become so action-oriented that we cannot just be still long enough to invest in people or events. Fences is outstanding!
  • 5 stars Superb acting.


Genre:  Drama | Running Time:  139 min.
In theatres:  December 25, 2016 | On DVD/VOD:  March 14, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.60
based on 222 votes and 55 reviews
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Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney