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Fences (2016) Movie Information

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Denzel Washington


Denzel Washington
Viola Davis
Mykelti Williamson
Saniyya Sidney
Russell Hornsby
Stephen Henderson





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Based on the award-winning Broadway production. Fences follows the life of Troy, an African-American father and husband trying to cope with race relations in the 1950s while also coming to terms with his own life. -- Chris Kavan

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Interesting adaptation, great characters, however I feel like after while I look at the acting and say to myself why is this happening? Oh yeah, we need awards. A strong 2.5 out of 4.

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"Some people build fences to keep people out, and other people build fences to keep people in".

'Fences' is what I call an "actors movie". Great acting all round, good story, and a easy straight forward narrative. Other than that, it falls flat. Denzel directing is bland and the film has a lot of pacing issues, as I felt the runtime. Of course this was based on a stage play and it sure feels like it even watching it. Because every monologue has to be shout and be big like a stage performance, but at the same time fits certain characters. Kind of a mix bag really.

You could say the main goal was to make it look and feel like a play. I mean, many movies have done it, but did it so much better. It got pretty repetitive after awhile and has a rusty flow.

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