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Fences

Fences

By Denzel Washington

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-12-16
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 19min
  • Director: Denzel Washington
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  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99

Fences Description

Some people build fences to keep people out - and other people build fences to keep people in. Academy Award winner® Denzel Washington and Academy Award nominee® Viola Davis deliver the year’s most powerful performances in the film adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Fences. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson (Washington) as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. Washington’s directorial triumph pulses with the universal truths of love, forgiveness, and happiness despite what lies beyond your own fence.

Picket Fences follows the lives of the residents of the small town of Rome, Wisconsin, where weird things happen, including cows' udders exploding and a spate of people turning up dead in freezers. Struggling to maintain order in the community is Sheriff Jimmy Brock. Sheriff Brock is married to the town doctor Jill, his second wife. They attempt to raise their three children; Kimberly (from Jimmy's first marriage to Lydia), Matthew and Zachary. Max and Kenny are impulsive and somewhat immature sheriff's deputies.

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Fences Movie Reviews

  • Wow

    VHSfhdh3
    5
    This is such an emotional movie with shocking turn of events and the ending was pretty shocking put heartfelt
  • Garbage

    Boycottgrubhub
    1
    Garbage ..... don't waste your cash
  • Best movie of 2016

    {AJ}
    5
    The most nuanced and well preformed movie I have seen in a while. A stellar script made captivating by Davis' and Washington's outstanding performances. It seems all the bad reviews stem from people going into the movie with the wrong expectations. To be clear, the cover only shows one side of the movie (whether that's because of marketing, irony, or an attempt at capturing the film's final tone, I don't know) be warned that this is not a "feel good" movie in the traditional sense. It's complicated and multifaceted, much like real life. In the end, that is what I enjoyed most about the film: its relatability. The film is absent of shining armored knights, and instead chooses to show us all the characters' weaknesses and faults. While raw and, at times, uncomfortable the movie does offer a glimmer of hope's, if only that in watching it, the audience is told that they are not alone.
  • Fences

    brendan1847
    1
    Repetitive. Painfully boring. Over-acting.
  • Yup

    yea rite
    1
    Boring
  • TOUCHING

    City212chick212
    5
    Acting was outstanding, the story was great, I cried like a baby on the last scene Not an action film so pay attention to the dialogs
  • Gut Wrenching Emotion

    gortmull
    5
    Mr. Washington and Ms. Davis tore into my heart with their visceral performances and pulled me into an emotional abyss. At the end of this superb film I felt emotionally exhausted, physically drained. It took me a couple of hours to gather myself. It was so impacting. This is what outstanding acting performances do and the cast made this perhaps the best film I have seen in years. I believe Mr. Washington’s portrayal of Troy Maxson is his career best and that’s saying a lot.
  • Excellent from start to finish

    Mac Old Timer
    5
    This is a movie I washed every American - of any color - should see. Pints made were special and gives deep insights into what many American fail to understand about how our society is stitched together by wonderful people like these. My wife and I watched and cared with tears and was impressed with all the actors. We're white people and want to thank all the people who made this. One of the best films ever.
  • Fences

    DizzieDeb
    5
    Great movie. Very entertaining without all of the blood and guts.
  • Slow and Sad

    kaleidoscope1122
    1
    This movie was not a tear jerker, did not have any comedic moments, did not once offer hope, and it made me mad at his wife for sticking around. Boring, dry, and a waste of time

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