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Fences

"?This long-awaited film adaptation of the August Wilson play remains stagy, but as a showcase for two towering performances it could hardly be improved." - **** The Guardian

Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.

 
Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sidney, Jovan Adepo
Director: Denzel Washington
Year: 2017
Country: USA
Language: English
Genres: Drama



"It’s all too seldom that a feature film combines brilliant acting with a spellbinding flow of language." - Wall Street Journal

"What is most remarkable about this film is how thoroughly — how painfully, how honestly, how beautifully — it answers the question What about my life?" - The NYTimes

"Even though its dialogue can be harsh and its protagonist can be a monster, Fences has some important things to say." - Plugged In

"Wilson's screenplay, based on his own award-winning play, is a potent brew that warms your stomach upon the first swig and then simmers to a boil. It's intense, exhausting, and worth it." - Common Sense Media

 

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