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User review rating: 2 January 03, 2017

I had no idea it would be a monologue, absolutely soooo boring, kept trying to make me feel something for the characters, but I felt nothing. Obviously, it was a play...really the longest 2 hrs 15 min .. many people walked out.. sorry wanted to like it

User review rating: 0 January 02, 2017

I am speechless The movie Fences. Denzel and the other actors are superb. A 5+ STAR.

User review rating: 4 January 01, 2017

The acting was wonderful,they paired good together, the message was clear,my only issues, was the use of the N,word and that we didn't get to see his daughters mother.

User review rating: 5 December 30, 2016

Denzel's performance is mesmerizing. Viola Davis is out of this world. This has Oscar written all over it.

User review rating: 2 December 30, 2016

Acting was superb!! But, it came across as a play. If you want to see a movie, don't go because this is a play, not a movie. The setting was predominately their backyard, with a few scenes inside their house. Again, the acting was phenomenal but it was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to see a movie.

User review rating: 4 December 30, 2016

Loved it, acting was fabulous by the whole cast. A must see.

User review rating: 1 December 29, 2016

If I want to see a play, I'll go to a play. If you're going to put a play on film, make it a film. It was still a play. Use some different scenery for crying out loud! So boring and Denzel was even more annoying than usual.

User review rating: 2 December 29, 2016

Not at all what I was anticipating. I didn't realize it was in "play" format which was annoying and boring for me. The first scene lasted an eternity on the same set with only 3 characters and all Denzel. I LOVE these actors and found their ability riveting but wasn't sucked into the story at all. I couldn't wait for it to end.

User review rating: 5 December 29, 2016

His pants are too big in the start of the film. But it was clear what he wanted to say. What I liked was that the violence was inside or between the characters..not outside in racing cars and shooting guns like in the superficial trailers that were shown before. It was amazing that the whole movie took place in a house and the backyard..

User review rating: 1 December 28, 2016

More of a play...a very long play with little or no budget

User review rating: 1 December 28, 2016

I was expecting something to happen. And it never did. Filmed almost exclusively in their backyard or inside their Pittsburgh home. I dont know what the budget was but it didn't cost much. Viola Davis played a good part but other than that it was way too long of a movie that really didnt go anywhere. Disappoint...,glad i only paid matinee price but I wouldn't sit through it for free.

User review rating: 5 December 28, 2016

What I love about this movie is the author kept it real from beginning to end. Denzel and Viola were awesome in their roles, as well as the entire cast. This movie took me back to a time that I had almost forgotten, it was refreshing to see the simple yet powerful manner in which the author told the story. Other movies I've seen lately have been about the living dead or creatures from out of space. I can't say enough about how delighted I was to watch a good movie dealing with real life issues, great story line and fantastic actors. Kudos to the author and cast for an unforgettable performance. Hope you receive an academy award for this one.

User review rating: 5 December 28, 2016

This movie is WONDERFUL!!

User review rating: 5 December 27, 2016

First of all, this film is cinematic realization of a great play by August Wilson which has received world wide praise as a dramatic play. This film is an almost perfect rendering of this great play. Both Denzel Washington and Viola Davis give pitch perfect performances as the lead actors. Criticisms of the script and artistic merit of this film are very questionable. If you want to see a great dramatic film, go see this film. If you want special effects and mediocre acting, go see the new Star Wars film or the 50 shades sequel. I loved this movie! Academy awards are deserved by the director, the actors, the script, and the screenplay. Wow! Great film making! Washington chews up the screen!

User review rating: 1 December 27, 2016

Incredibly boring. The whole movie was pretty much in one setting and all talking. Very low budget. Terrible. Waste of time and money. I wish I could get those 2 hours back! It was a play not a movie... I expected more from Denzel.

User review rating: 2 December 27, 2016

I had such high hopes for this movie and had been looking forward to seeing it. I was sorely disappointed. While the acting was OK, even though Denzel's performance was over the top, it wasn't enough to hold my interest. I was hoping for a film, as in a movie, not a film as it following the format of a play. I fell asleep with a massive headache after an hour of sitting there. On the flip side, my husband liked it.

User review rating: 5 December 27, 2016

If August Wilson's intention was to have The Fence grow like a vine within and without the house and in-between each member of the family until it choked out the ghosts, leaving a single seed (Raynell) to give Troy his second chance, Denzel has nailed it. If not, it's a man coming to terms with how his fear poisons even those he aims to protect--either way a poignant story told in its cultural norm.

User review rating: 2 December 27, 2016

There was a lot of talking in the same location which was at the main characters home. A lot of elements were left out that should of been included. Very low budget money didn't require many actors or actresses.

User review rating: 5 December 27, 2016

Loved, loved this movie. Fences depicted the unintentional barriers put up in relationships that causes the breakdown of trust, family and love. But it also showed how those same barriers can keep you bond to one another for life. Great movie. Great performances by Denzel and Viola.

User review rating: 5 December 25, 2016

Excellent movie and tremendous actors

User review rating: 5 December 22, 2016

Watched it on movie spy...terrific movie

User review rating: 5 November 18, 2016

Can't wait two of my favorite stars; powerful acting

User review rating: 1 November 08, 2016

Looks like Denzel is finally playing someone closer to his true character.

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