By Denzel Washington

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-12-16
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 19min
  • Director: Denzel Washington
  • Actors: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo
  • Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 96 nominations.
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
44,533 Ratings

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.
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.

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

  • Slow and Sad

    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
  • Not a fan

    Disappointed Dana
    I was very excited to see this movie, but was left confused and bored throughout the majority. The story initially drew me in but the movie was slow and awkward starting with the very first scene.
  • That movie was amazing!

    GranGran's Girl
    Storyline, powerful! Acting, awesome! All is well that's done by Denzel!
  • Wow.

    Looked boring but my wife rented and I wasn't doing anything so I thought I'd see if it was decent and don't know that I took a breath during the entire film. Washington has always been a decent actor but this is the type of movie you watch and respect his ability as a true legend. Great story, great acting, great...you get the point. Highly recommend, can't wait for the rest of the series but they're going to need to have real unicorns to top this.
  • Way too Slow

    Would have shut this movie off way before the end if I had not paid to rent it.. Great acting ..but oh my god so so slow..wish the trailer had been longer... Just not my cup of tea
  • Horrible

    This movie had no point whatsoever and has no action. You have to be on your toes to even understand half of what they are saying. I do not recommend this at all.
  • Another 'Color Purple'.

    I thought the struggle and relationships would win out to provide a sense of redemption or hope...but the movie was reminiscing on the many past of black folks sense of a broken identity in family structure. We are tired of movies like 'Precious' and 'Color Purple' , great acting or not.This movie misdirects a person who may need encouragement to get out of a hole, not drag everybody down in it.
  • Just Bad

    Very bad horrible movie way too much anger not pleasant to watch. Stopped the movie after 45 mins we couldn't take it anymore, would love to get my money back.
  • Disappointed!

    I saw this movie thinking it was going to be good. Viola Davis is amazing in this film and she was the reason why I saw this movie. Denzel Washington did an amazing job because I HATED his character in this movie. Thinking it would get better and only for it too get so much worse. I had an amazing time watching Passengers (that twist though!), Assassin's Creed (meh an okay movie) and of course Fantastic Beasts (very long movie but amazing!!). I was left so angry with this film that I was glad I didn't buy it on blu-ray (saved $20 to buy another movie woohoo!). So people will like it, but if you are like me and that supports equality you will HATE this movie and yes I know the movie took place in the 50's but it could have been better if "Troy" owned up too his mistakes and there were many!
  • This is such a good movie.

    Fences was about some black people and I heard that it was good to watch for teens. I watched it this afternoon with my parents and it looks good.

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