Reviews

Aug 26, 2021
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis embody their characters exquisitely in the play-turned movie
Aug 17, 2021
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are nothing short of remarkable.
Apr 23, 2021
A tough stage adaptation which soars upon Denzel Washington and Viola Davis' performances.
Feb 7, 2021
Fences is about as good as it gets though, with two of the best acting performances of the year, and a lot of material to chew on long after the final scene.
Feb 3, 2021
As much of a pleasure as it is to watch Washington, Davis and Henderson interact, the film loses steam as it enters the final third.
Jan 4, 2021
Fences not only puts their talents on display, it shows us what the art of acting can really do.
Sep 7, 2020
Fences is exactly what it needs to be, an intimate and frequently jarringly uncomfortable drama.
Jul 17, 2020
That's the beauty about Fences. It encapsulates a plethora of challenging subjects in a tightly constructed film. Everyone has a balanced viewpoint in their decisions and the film (very much like the play itself) doesn't try to judge.
Jul 11, 2020
The performances in Fences are so emotionally raw that we walk out feeling a sense of exhaustion.
Jul 2, 2020
A combination of poignant material and two blistering performances.
Jun 27, 2020
I don't think it's that memorable, despite having good performances and some significant scenes. [Full review in Spanish]
Apr 30, 2020
While Fences is essentially a series of conversations, there's movement, drama, character development and tension at every turn.
Apr 15, 2020
This Oscar-nominated film about a black working class family in the 50s is uneven in its delivery, but features powerful performances by Viola Davis and Denzel Washington.
Mar 31, 2020
Davis went big...debuting film actor Jovan Adepo shines...
Feb 13, 2020
For all the talent on display in writing and acting, FENCES never quite transcends its source: handicapped by its reluctance to stray too far from its reassuringly successful story and cast. FENCES finds itself sitting on one on of its own making.
Sep 12, 2019
If you think Washington is impressive, behold Davis.
Aug 16, 2019
When the actors shine, the film is next to the flight, but its commitment to its scenic origin creates an authentic narrative fence, a poor understanding of the rhythm. [Full Review in Spanish]
Aug 14, 2019
Sure it's a filmed play, but it's one hell of a play.
Aug 7, 2019
Fences doesn't take the opportunity to do anything cinematic with August Wilson's classic source material, however, it does boast career-best performances by Viola Davis and Denzel Washington.
Jul 24, 2019
This isn't a showy film with a lot of excitement but this is a masterclass in acting from one of the stage's fiercest writers.