Reviews

  • Aug 22, 2021

    One of those movies that gets better and better every time you watch it. Some things in there to make you think. Brilliant work by the whole cast…you're never left feeling. Like someone else could've done the parts better. Denzel was so good at portrayed his flawed character Troy, that the industry punished him in real life.

    One of those movies that gets better and better every time you watch it. Some things in there to make you think. Brilliant work by the whole cast…you're never left feeling. Like someone else could've done the parts better. Denzel was so good at portrayed his flawed character Troy, that the industry punished him in real life.

  • Jun 22, 2021

    Powerful, Denzel and viola Davis both have stellar performances, I dare anyone to watch this film with out being moved

    Powerful, Denzel and viola Davis both have stellar performances, I dare anyone to watch this film with out being moved

  • Jun 15, 2021

    10/10 Fences, Some are meant to keep others out, but this one is supposed to keep people in, Fences (2016) is an adaptation of a play about Troy, doing his best to maintain his simple and hard working life, as the world around him slowly brings him down and changing due to his different views and perspectives of life. As the Film went On it slowly grew More and More on me even though the character of Troy isn't The Main Plot of This Story is Simply a Long Conversation with the Character Troy, and how his shortcomings in Baseball, make him fear for his sons, constantly holding them back in fear of their failure, and as the story unfolds many revelations about him and his past come out. The Acting Performances of Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Cory's Character all play off of each other so well, making a concerned and broken family fell real, with a big emphasis on the lighting, and how many of the camera shots emphasis on that background to make the atmosphere feel overall griddy and an overall well rounded Story, that is very relatable to many people, as this is the reality for some, and a realization for some.

    10/10 Fences, Some are meant to keep others out, but this one is supposed to keep people in, Fences (2016) is an adaptation of a play about Troy, doing his best to maintain his simple and hard working life, as the world around him slowly brings him down and changing due to his different views and perspectives of life. As the Film went On it slowly grew More and More on me even though the character of Troy isn't The Main Plot of This Story is Simply a Long Conversation with the Character Troy, and how his shortcomings in Baseball, make him fear for his sons, constantly holding them back in fear of their failure, and as the story unfolds many revelations about him and his past come out. The Acting Performances of Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Cory's Character all play off of each other so well, making a concerned and broken family fell real, with a big emphasis on the lighting, and how many of the camera shots emphasis on that background to make the atmosphere feel overall griddy and an overall well rounded Story, that is very relatable to many people, as this is the reality for some, and a realization for some.

  • Jun 14, 2021

    Brilliant! An all time great.

    Brilliant! An all time great.

  • May 17, 2021

    Loved this movie. It definitely had a very slow start, but it fit the bill for any other August Wilson screenplays. The character development and the turmoil between the characters was often heart wrenching to watch. But that final scene was the best scene in the whole movie when Gabe opens up heavens gates.

    Loved this movie. It definitely had a very slow start, but it fit the bill for any other August Wilson screenplays. The character development and the turmoil between the characters was often heart wrenching to watch. But that final scene was the best scene in the whole movie when Gabe opens up heavens gates.

  • May 11, 2021

    It wouldn't matter if he didn't live in an age of rampant type-casting. Denzel Washington is without doubt one of the greatest actors to ever live. Remember how menacing and terrifying he was in "Training Day." On the other hand, his characters are the epitome of good judgment, compassion, and truth in movies like the under-rated "Crimson Tide." Here, Washington plays Troy Maxson, a tough, struggling, and wounded father, husband, and discriminated-against garbage collector. Virtually the entire movie is set in the backyard of this flawed patriarch's home, or in the home itself. The movie, based as it is on a play in which most of the main cast starred, remains true to its dramatic roots. A physical fence is present in most of the scenes of the movie. Maxson's wife Rose, played with true brilliance by Viola Davis, wants him to put up a fence around their home. Gradually, we learn that Maxson is a very flawed human being, and that he is cheating on his wife, who clearly loves him, body and soul, despite his significant flaws. In one critical scene, Maxson's coworker, played by Stephen Henderson, warns him gently that if he doesn't stop, he is putting his wife's wellbeing and their very household in jeopardy. He says that fences aren't just built to keep people out; he feels that Rose wants the fence built do keep him in--safe with her, together. But fences serve another purpose, too: they divide. In particular, there is a pair of heartbreaking scenes set by the fence involving Maxson and his teenage son that will resonate with most adolescents and their parents. At issue in one: the boy doesn't want to help his father build the fence; and in the other, that the boy is alienated by his father's adultery and strict ways. A confrontation ensues, with a wooden baseball bat between their struggling bodies. Fences is a movie that touches the heart, that makes you think, that makes you regret. Watch it, remember it, and meditate on it as you think of the fences you've built, or haven't, in your own life.

    It wouldn't matter if he didn't live in an age of rampant type-casting. Denzel Washington is without doubt one of the greatest actors to ever live. Remember how menacing and terrifying he was in "Training Day." On the other hand, his characters are the epitome of good judgment, compassion, and truth in movies like the under-rated "Crimson Tide." Here, Washington plays Troy Maxson, a tough, struggling, and wounded father, husband, and discriminated-against garbage collector. Virtually the entire movie is set in the backyard of this flawed patriarch's home, or in the home itself. The movie, based as it is on a play in which most of the main cast starred, remains true to its dramatic roots. A physical fence is present in most of the scenes of the movie. Maxson's wife Rose, played with true brilliance by Viola Davis, wants him to put up a fence around their home. Gradually, we learn that Maxson is a very flawed human being, and that he is cheating on his wife, who clearly loves him, body and soul, despite his significant flaws. In one critical scene, Maxson's coworker, played by Stephen Henderson, warns him gently that if he doesn't stop, he is putting his wife's wellbeing and their very household in jeopardy. He says that fences aren't just built to keep people out; he feels that Rose wants the fence built do keep him in--safe with her, together. But fences serve another purpose, too: they divide. In particular, there is a pair of heartbreaking scenes set by the fence involving Maxson and his teenage son that will resonate with most adolescents and their parents. At issue in one: the boy doesn't want to help his father build the fence; and in the other, that the boy is alienated by his father's adultery and strict ways. A confrontation ensues, with a wooden baseball bat between their struggling bodies. Fences is a movie that touches the heart, that makes you think, that makes you regret. Watch it, remember it, and meditate on it as you think of the fences you've built, or haven't, in your own life.

  • Apr 05, 2021

    UPPER ECHELON OF OSCAR FILMS The setting, the character development, the actors and the storyline all coalese to make a movie that is a true work of art. It has something to say...and it will stay with you long after the movie ends.

    UPPER ECHELON OF OSCAR FILMS The setting, the character development, the actors and the storyline all coalese to make a movie that is a true work of art. It has something to say...and it will stay with you long after the movie ends.

  • Apr 01, 2021

    This movie shows the impact of having a father present in your life, positive or negative.

    This movie shows the impact of having a father present in your life, positive or negative.

  • Mar 22, 2021

    ....One of a few films that I fast forwarded....The movie is too self centered about one person, the father....the other characters must have a life also....seen this poor me story before and better done....the movie becomes boring, poor baseball, poor narcissistic me, so boring....

    ....One of a few films that I fast forwarded....The movie is too self centered about one person, the father....the other characters must have a life also....seen this poor me story before and better done....the movie becomes boring, poor baseball, poor narcissistic me, so boring....

  • Jan 27, 2021

    Denzel is predictable and sounds the same in every role. I didn’t see a separation from anyone else he played and that ruins the film.

    Denzel is predictable and sounds the same in every role. I didn’t see a separation from anyone else he played and that ruins the film.