Fences


Fences
Denzel Washington brings this award-winning play to the big screen, with both leads reprising their award-winning roles. We follow a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh, who is bitter that baseball’s colour barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues. This leads him to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones, including interfering with his own son’s chances for success. The film was nominated for four Oscars.

139 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12.
Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson
Director
Denzel Washington
ScreenplayAugust Wilson, from his play
MusicMarcelo Zarvos
CinematographyCharlotte Bruus Christensen
EditingHughes Winborne
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byBron Studios, MACRO, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageLow impact, infrequent and used in conversatio and not to offend or humiliate.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow, infrequent
PrejudiceLow impact, infrequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Todd McCarthy quote iconDenzel's theatre of broken dreams...
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconPolsende lewe agter heining. Intense konsentrasie van kykers geverg.
15
Cape Times
Unknown
20
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconIf you want to watch some powerhouse performances in a well-told film about masculinity and family dynamics from a bygone era, ’Fences’ is for you.
15
Metacritic.com
48 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
192 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFrom its reunited Broadway stars to its screenplay, the solidly crafted Fences finds its Pulitzer-winning source material fundamentally unchanged -- and still just as powerful.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconPowerful adaptation of August Wilson’s intense play.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
96 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
25389 users
15
Internet
17890 Netizens quote iconFabulous Performances Shine in an Overlong Film!
15

Average .. 80%

16

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