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Current Rating: 3.61

Current Rating: 3.61

based on 252 votes and 67 reviews

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  • 5 stars Such an amazing impacting inspiring film
  • 4 stars A very good movie Denzel and Viola had awesome chemistry Denzel was a little out there but for the time period that was reality very well done
  • 5 stars Great actors and acting. This was how it was - realistic and sad.
  • 5 stars This is a play on screen. It unfolds and plays out like a play. Having seen it on stage it was easy to appreciate it on screen. In this day of short attention spans and high velocity film, it may be diffucult for many to appreciate more cerebral films such as this one. It should not be assumed, as us often depicted in the visual media that poor or low income class live in dirty enviroments, have unkemp clothing or have the inability to maintain good hygiene. I know many poor people with beautiful teeth. It is in fact an excellent film opening the window to the struggles if the poor, and even moreso to the unique issues that face the poor of color. I have seen it three times, taken my grandchildren because it is a RARE film that does not depict the living environment as a drug, gang and immoral infested ghetto riddled with violence.
  • 5 stars Great acting and sad real story.
  • 2 stars Ridiculous...Over and over the same dialogue and a sanitation worker with the best teeth I ever saw. Make them realistic for the craft. I couldn't wait for the end nor could the others in the theater. Who is giving this good reviews? I think a bogeyman.
  • 5 stars What a good movie...excellent acting by all...
  • 2 stars He was very hard on one son and the other son was always coming around when money was involved. There were only 3 scenes they kept showing, him leaving work, in the back yard and in the house. Viola spent a lot of time at the church and Denzel spent a lot of time at the bar. They never spent time together. He was always talking about sex. I'm shocked he had time to have sex with Viola, since he was cheating. He was such a big man when it came to talking his son, but he was a punk when it came to telling Viola about his affair. After he passed away, everyone looked like they got younger.
  • 2 stars The acting was great, but it was too sad and dark for me. I ended up really disliking it.
  • 3 stars Well acted but gave impression of stage play - on film.


Genre:  Drama | Running Time:  139 min.
In theatres: December 25, 2016
Digital: February 24, 2017
DVD/Blu-Ray: March 14, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.61
based on 252 votes and 67 reviews
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Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney