Dec 16, 2016 PG-13 2h 19m

In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries t...

Overall Rating

8 / 10 Verdict: Good
Avg. Rating: 8 # of Ratings: 9 # of Reviews: 5

Overall Rating

8 / 10 Verdict: Good
Avg. Rating: 8 # of Ratings: 9 # of Reviews: 5

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Director: Denzel Washington


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  • Fences faithfully adapts the Pulitzer-prize winning play but lacks cinematic edge. It's very difficult to manage expectations when the talent on and off screen is immeasurable. Washington acting and directing, Davis, Wilson's original drafted scre... Read the full review »
  • Not all stage plays transfer well to the big screen, but fortunately, "Fences" is a truly powerful depiction. Director Denzel Washington delves into big themes and touchy subjects in order to tell a remarkable yet realistic film set on the 50s. Wh... Read the full review »
  • JRhagan


    10 / 10
    Fences serves as a great example of how to adapt plays to films, and also one of the standout films of last year. The cinematography and direction the film takes greatly reflects a play, however instead of hindering the movie, it only adds to the... Read the full review »
  • Barneyonmovies


    10 / 10
    WHAT I LIKED: 'Fences' is, without doubt, one of my favourite films of 2017, as it packs more raw, emotional weight and sheer, gut-punching gravitas than virtually anything I've seen all year. Now agreeably it's not the most 'cinematic' production... Read the full review »


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