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  • Trailer for Fences
  • Clip: Why Don't You Like Me

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

Cast

  • Denzel Washington
  • Viola Davis
  • Stephen McKinley Henderson
  • Jovan Adepo
  • Russell Hornsby
  • Mykelti Williamson
  • Saniyya Sidney
  • Christopher Mele
  • Leslie Boone
  • Jason Silvis

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Best movie I've seen in a decade! Viola Davis is magic.

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Dramatic/emotional film

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Metacritic

80
Nov 22, 2016

Fences is a deeply affecting treatise on marriage, poverty and the struggles of sons to confront the long shadow of the man who brought them into this world.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily
70
Nov 22, 2016

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis know their parts here backward and forward, and they, along with the rest of the fine cast, bat a thousand, hitting both the humorous and serious notes. But with this comes a sense that all the conflicts, jokes and meanings are being smacked right on the nose in vivid close-ups, with nothing left to suggestion, implication and interpretation.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
70
Nov 22, 2016

Can you tell it’s a play? Absolutely. Does that mean a damn thing? Not when the writing is this richly evocative, and the cast so often soars with it.

Metacritic review by Robert Abele
Robert Abele
TheWrap