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Fences is a movie starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Stephen McKinley Henderson. A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

Other Titles
Płoty, Tvoros, Barreras, 心靈圍籬, Um Limite Entre Nós, Garduri, Vedações, Εμπόδια, Barriere, 藩篱, Ograde, フェンス, Piirded, Çitler, Kerítések
Running Time
2 hours 19 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Denzel Washington
August Wilson, August Wilson
Jovan Adepo, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Stephen McKinley Henderson
USA, Canada
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Pittsburgh, mid-1950s. Troy Maxson is a sanitation worker, working a shift with his best friend Jim Bono. Troy has been happily married to Rose for 18 years and they have a teenage son, Cory. Regularly popping in and out of their lives is Gabe, Troy's brother who suffered brain damage while fighting the Japanese in WW2, and Lyons, Troy's 34-year old son from a previous relationship. Troy was a baseball star in the late-1930s, playing in the Negro League, and still bears a grudge for his not being able to play Major League Baseball. He projects this, and other experiences, onto everyone around him, particularly Cory, who has the potential to be a football star. More than just influencing Cory's career prospects (adversely, it appears), Troy has a larger-than-life impact on the lives of everyone around him.

Comments about drama «Fences» (15)

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Ashley Stevens

It's hard to believe that this film has only received a mere seven Oscar nominations. It's no surprise that this is a dark, depressing film, but it is also no surprise that it is so well done. The performances are great, especially Viola Davis as the woman who has to take care of her aging mother. The film is filled with subtle, yet powerful images, and it will keep you thinking about the film for a long time after viewing it. This film is definitely worth watching.

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If you don't like the way this film is going, you are just an old, bored person. I am an old, bored person, and I loved this movie. I think it is a good film, and I think that the only reason why it didn't get more awards is because the Academy didn't think that it was enough to get nominated for best picture. But it is a good film, and I recommend it to anyone who likes a good film.

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Jason C.

I have not read the book and was not familiar with the plot but this movie was a very good adaptation of the book. It was the best movie I have seen this year. I loved the performances by all actors. It was very realistic and very well done. The story is not what I expected it to be but it was a very good movie.

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Eric M.

A simple story that shows the complexity of life and how it changes people. When you start a relationship you start to understand the other person's life and you are forced to take a step back and see how they are living their life. That's what I was thinking during the film, that the people that were portrayed in the film were living their lives with a lot of turmoil. They were struggling to make a living and to keep their house in order. The ending of the film shows that the father had a plan to make it right with his wife and the mother had a plan to take care of their son. There is a lot of action in the film and it is very good because you don't want it to end. There are some funny moments and a lot of drama that takes place. It's not a perfect film but it is good.

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The best way to describe this movie is to simply say it's a beautiful movie. The cinematography is absolutely stunning, the actors are absolutely superb and the plot is very simple. This is a movie that's good to watch once and will be well worth watching again. It's a little different from most movies, but I think that's what makes it so good. The story is really simple, it's about a black man who lives in a white neighborhood. He's a big part of the community, but he doesn't fit in and feels uncomfortable around the other people. His father is very strict and a little racist, and he's a little bit of a bad-ass. I really liked the way the movie told this story. It was very easy to follow and it kept you on your toes. The characters are very interesting, you really get to know them and you care about them. I think that's what makes this movie so good. It's really easy to get attached to the characters. The acting is fantastic. The actors are amazing, especially Denzel Washington. He's one of the best actors in Hollywood and he shows it here. I loved the way he played the role. I also liked the way he played the role of the father. He was very good and he fit the part very well. Kevin Hart did a great job too, he played the part of the father very well. The rest of the cast did a great job too, especially the kid who played Denzel Washington's son. The actors really made the movie what it is. Overall, I really enjoyed this movie and I think that's why it's so great. It's very easy to follow and it keeps you on your toes. It's a very simple story and the acting is superb, but the best part of it is the cinematography. It's really beautiful, and it's a must see.

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This is a powerful and honest film about the impact of the family that we have all had. It is very realistic, and I think that it is the most honest movie I have ever seen. It shows us how important family is to us, and it shows us how it can be destroyed in just one moment. It is very heart-breaking and very emotional. The acting was amazing, especially the two brothers. The actors really did a fantastic job, and the whole film was amazing. The music was very well-done and added to the atmosphere of the film. I think that this is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I highly recommend it to everyone. The only reason I gave this film an 8 is because the movie was a bit long, and some parts were a bit slow. But I think that this is not the fault of the film. It was very emotional and realistic, and it was a very powerful movie.

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Amber C.

The subject matter was a little heavy for me. But the movie is great. Great acting, great story, great directing, great production. Everything that you would want to see in a movie. I think it is a great movie for any age. I have been a fan of Toni Collette since "Fargo". She has always been a great actress, and she is very good in this movie. I have seen a few movies that have been directed by George Clooney, and I really liked "The Ides of March". But he did not show up here, and I was a little disappointed. But I think that he has made some good movies since then. This movie is great. It is worth seeing. Go see it!

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Frances M.

This film tells the story of a man named Albert, who is out to prove his own innocence, and the people who tried to help him. The story is told through the eyes of the man himself, who is portrayed by Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington. The film is a drama that deals with the past, and what people will do to protect themselves from the truth. The film is about a man who is out to prove his innocence, and his feelings for his wife, played by Academy Award winning actress Viola Davis. The film is very well made, and the acting is brilliant. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis give outstanding performances in this film, as does the supporting cast, which includes Benicio Del Toro, Rachel McAdams, and Lupita Nyong'o. The film is very moving, and I was very moved by the end of the film. The film has a lot of great scenes, and it has a very emotional ending. Overall, this is a very good film, and it is a very good drama. I recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a drama, and has a heart. 8/10

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This movie is definitely worth a watch. It is very well directed, and the actors play their roles well. I've read a lot of bad reviews about it and I can't really understand why. I don't think it's really that bad. I think it's actually very good. The problem is that it is a very long movie. I've watched it and I feel that it is much longer than the time it takes to watch the movie. It is hard to sit through the movie. There are too many characters and it's hard to follow. The acting is great, but it's hard to keep track of who's who. There are too many characters in the movie and it gets very confusing. There are many scenes that are completely unnecessary and the movie just gets boring after a while. I don't think it's a bad movie, but I think it is a very long movie. I give this movie an 8 out of 10. It's very good.

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Janice M.

I loved this movie! It was great to see a movie that was about the people and not the money, and I thought the movie was really funny. The acting was great and I thought the story was very well done. I hope that there will be a sequel to this movie because I really liked this movie!

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Ann D.

I really enjoyed this film. I think it is a great way to get a glimpse into a town and a culture and an experience. I also thought it was very realistic. The acting is great and the story is engaging and moving. I think that it is a great film to watch with friends and family and to reflect on the lives of the people you know. I think that it is a great film to have on a rainy day.

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Kyle Chapman

I thought this movie was great, very realistic and the acting was great. The story was good, I loved the ending. I really hope this movie gets an Oscar for Best Picture, I'm looking forward to see what the movie will be nominated for. I also want to see this movie in 3D, it is very good for a movie that is on the big screen. I would love to see this movie in theaters, it would be amazing.

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I am a great fan of this film and I am a big fan of the director's other films. This film is not for everyone but I think it is worth the watch for a true story. I would recommend this film to anyone who is looking for a good movie and who has not seen the previous films. This is not a film for everyone. It is a film for a great story and for a great film. I would give this film a 8 out of 10.

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Dennis S.

The story is a simple one, but I found it to be quite interesting. I found the characters to be very well developed and very well acted. I especially liked the main character played by Domhnall Gleeson. He was very believable as a father who had to deal with the loss of his son. The scenes were shot in a very natural way, and the camera work was very well done. I think the story was very well told and I found it very interesting to follow the story. The way the characters interacted was very believable and the ending was very emotional. I think this is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. The acting was good, and the story was very interesting. I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys movies about the people who are forced to deal with the loss of a loved one. I give this movie an 8/10.

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Brandon B.

I found this movie to be a solid and well thought out piece of work. The characters were well played, and the movie was well written. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I didn't feel like the movie was over long, but I also didn't feel like it was dragging. The story line was well thought out, and the movie kept me guessing and wanting to see what happens next. I highly recommend this movie, and I will definitely be purchasing it when it comes out on DVD.