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Fences [DVD] [2016]

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    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (826 out of 863)

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    Synopsis


    Fences
    Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round out the supporting cast. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Denzel Washington
      Denzel Washington - Troy
    • Viola Davis
      Viola Davis - Rose
    • Stephen Henderson
      Stephen Henderson - Bono
    • Mykelti Williamson
      Mykelti Williamson - Gabriel
    • Russell Hornsby
      Russell Hornsby - Lyons



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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 863 reviews

    96%
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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Perhaps weary after performing this

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      13cly
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      I am HUGE Denzel Washington fan, this just didn't hit me correctly. The "long suffering wife", the friend was probably my favorite and while Mr. Washington was put back in part, she was allowed to portray the long suffering wife, kids (now grown ups) complete brats. Takers, users, losers and NEVER wanting to take responsibility for their own actions. He tries hard but must fight his wife. Now why am I so strong on this? Because I do understand raising children and when such as their actions are allowed it's been the same since childhood, I mean REALLY children. He was trying perhaps too late, she was suffering at her husband's behavior. Bet the grown children really enjoyed "suffering as they do over rules". And even at the end, the daughter of the youngest brat is being raised, loved by the grandmother, he looks a bit of disdain at her in close to final scene. Naw, this is way too permissive and "today" for my liking

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Tour de force performances by Davis & Washington

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      geoinva
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      Ms. Viola Davis and Mr. Denzel Washington dominate the screen in this heart-wrenching depiction of the experiences of a Black-American family in the years after World War II. Mr. Washington portrays a proud and bombastic Troy Maxson along with his hidden insecurities of being underappreciated by white society while trying to provide for his wife, sons and brother. Ms. Davis is his long-suffering wife Rose who puts her heart and soul into keeping the family together despite the tempestuous relationships between father and sons and her ultimate betrayal by Troy. Ms. Viola Davis most definitely earned her Oscar. The remaining cast members - Stephen McKinley Henderson, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby and Jovan Adepo - also deserve kudos for their fine performances.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I was the leading lady Rose in college...

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      BlessedOne
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      My Theater class, several years ago, selected me to play Rose (the leading lady that Viola Davis plays in this movie) so I bought it to put with my other memorabilia. These two actors have for the most part ALWAYS been strong forces in adding to a great theatrical experience. Therefore I am glad that they were able to blend their talents together to present this awesomely eye opening play; which has given on the stage (now to movie goers as well) a glimpse of Mr. Wilson's, work & another way of seeing struggles that were faced by many in the 1950's going into 1960's. Side note; August Wilson wrote this play & it actually went on to be the Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. So job well DONE Viola & Denzel!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Tour De Force!

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      rossibaby
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      The quality of the Blue Ray is as expected. But this Movie is a Denzel "Tour De Force!" Just and incredible movie, amazing script, extraordinary performances from Viola Davls and Denzel Washington. Washington also directed this and keeps true to the feel of the play. The script is powerful and driving, but the performance of the two principals makes this a Must See! It can be argued that Washington deserved the Oscar for his performance, but there is no argument about Davis. Viola Davis "Rules" and her Oscar is "Well deserved." This is a movie you will want to own.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Deep powerful movie.

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      Malcolm
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      Denzel and Viola Davis are really great cast work together in the movie fences. Some movies have such an impact that you can relate your life or struggle to it. Watching fences saying a father take care of his family from living middle class in living trying to make ends meet as an experience no father wants to go through. This movie shows the ups and downs of the black family that through their struggle love was the most important thing from a supportive wife while trying to teach his son the important things in life. A definite must watch. Denzel has definitely made another hit.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Acting

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      Birdshot
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      A has been ball player in the 1950s. who had big dreams that remained just that. Washington is middle-aged, works as a garbage man, has a loving wife (played by Viola Davis), two children and a house, a decent living by most standards, but Washington is unhappy. Unfulfilled dreams and bitterness he holds on to due to pain and suffering, and the constant repetition of his weekly routine year after year has taken a toll on him, making him do something that will threaten to destroy his marriage and everything he worked so hard to build.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Swinging for the Fences

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      Filmcritic86
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      Fences based off a stage play of the same name and acted by the same cast members; including Denzel Washington and Viola Davis respectively. Fences is a family drama centralized more so on characterization than plot and is a fast talking diatribe of an African American family trying to evolve in the 1950's. A wonderful character study! Denzel's direction of the film is a visual treat while the dialogue can make for a very uncomfortable experience...which is the films point! One of my favorite films of 2016. A must see.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Oscar winning performance

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      JohnnyBoyBlue
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      Denzel should have won the Oscar for his performance here (without disrespect to Casey who also played his part well in Manchester by the Sea). I really can't describe Denzel's acting in this film because it's so phenomenal. I know that I cannot cast any vote for the Oscar (plus it's too late, if ever). At least, I can send a message to Denzel, through this review, that he deserved another Oscar. Well, there is always a next year. By the way, this is a great movie. Viola and the others acted convincingly.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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