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
From 835 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.

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

  • Beautiful

    MR. ICS
    You can tell right away this was written as a play. The cast did an amazing job. It's such an intense movie. A must see
  • Bad movie

    Acting was great but it's over 2 hours I won't get back. Bad movie unless you just want to see good acting.
  • Terrible!!

    Demasiado lenta, Réntala si quieres dormir y odiar a Denzel Washington lo peor que le conozco
  • Not bad!

    It's mainly a story about...life. Life,and how it's not easy and not fair but we do the best we can. A great cast of characters and some very good acting. Not a feel good movie but,worth watching. It's a slice of everyday life for a family in America.
  • Great acting, not so good story

    The cast and acting were superb. And there was a lot of dialogue, which is fine, but the story/movie felt incomplete and didn't rise to the level of the acting. I just don't think the story was written well, a missed opportunity in my opinion.
  • 99 cents was too much.

    I can't possibly imagine Mr. Denzel Read this script? Couldn't get past 5 minutes in the movie... 99 cents was too much.
  • Amazing movie

    Diana Carol
    Wow, this movie is beyond what i expected it to be. I am surprised it does not have better reviews. All actors and actressed give outstanding performances. But, what is best is the story! I cried a little throughout the whole movie. I wish there were more movies like this nowadays.
  • Wow

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

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

    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.
  • It all Happens in the Backyard

    Cheaply made. Details failing: Bottle varies from hand to hand as to liquid volume; plants disappear from outside shelf. Where was the eye for detail? Acting was great. But the detail distractions ruin any thought it might be an award winner. Don't buy.
  • Fences

  • hmmmmmm

    nice littlr play that transitioned well to the screen....personally i grew up at this time and in a similar neighborhood. Wonderfully acted; but not oscar material for Best Picture......just a neighborhood opinion! And yes! Auntie Helen's house was that neat and that clean!
  • Wow what a story!!!

    Wow Denzel and Viola were fantastic! So many struggles, emotions, twists, etc., this movie brings them all together nicely, and wraps it all into a powerful story. These are the types of movies I want to watch, please keep making them!
  • Excellent

    Great movie worth the buy
  • Surprisingly great, exceeded expectations

    This movie, although sad but it portrays life in many family's but shows there achievements as well. Excellent acting skills shown by all artists. This film will be listed in the National archives without a doubt.
  • You learn something from this movie

    The last review gave this movie a 1 because the person wanted it to be 'positive'. I wholeheartedly disagree with that perspective. This movie was a great story about life. Life is not perfect. People are not perfect. You make choices and you must accept the consequences and move forward. Forgiveness and compassion are important lessons to learn & they are often difficult. This movie had incredible acting (you can't get any better than Denzel & Viola is amazing). It's a real, honest, raw story and a beautiful one at that.
  • not what I expected........

    but in a good way. Really enjoyed this movie, and on Oscar night, I am strongly pulling for Denzel and Viola.... their acting was brilliant !
  • Amazing

    This movie was amazing definitely recommend it and Viola Davis is just an amazing actress
  • Deceiving

    I went to watch this movie thinking that it was going to be like another Coach Boone. I got up and left instead 40 minutes in due to nothing significant occurring. Sure you could say that I didn't give it a chance, I would agree partially. But as I sat there watching the movie I realized my ears started to hurt from all talking that Denzel Washington's character produced. Within the first 15 minutes there had been easily five heavy sexual references that were not necessary nor part of the plot. I can't figure out how rotten tomatoes gave this movie a 94%, I guess that just shows us what society deems as appropriate talk. I think also upon racism in the movie and racism to modern day. Repeatedly throughout the beginning Denzel Washington's character states the N word stating how the white man is racist and that he is not, but he is just as racist if not more racist I find. People wonder why racism is still around, well one of the reasons is because of movies like this when people see what occurred in the past they have feelings rekindled around anger and hatred, now why would we want to rekindled these things we should be moving on from racism but when movies come out portraying racism then we give it a stamp of approval. Too many times do we bring things back from the past when we really we should be drawing on the future. We already know what this world can be like with hatred and anger, it's not a great place.

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