Some people build fences to keep people out - and other people build fences to keep people in. Academy Award winner® Denzel Washington and Academy Award nominee® Viola Davis deliver the year’s most powerful performances in the film adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Fences. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson (Washington) as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. Washington’s directorial triumph pulses with the universal truths of love, forgiveness, and happiness despite what lies beyond your own fence.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
237 Ratings
237 Ratings

93% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.7/10
  • Fresh 224
  • Rotten 16

Critics Consensus: From its reunited Broadway stars to its screenplay, the solidly crafted Fences finds its Pulitzer-winning source material fundamentally unchanged -- and still just as powerful.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Powerful adaptation of August Wilson's intense play.

Information

Studio
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2016 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1, Dolby 7.1)
Additional
French (Subtitles, Stereo), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
AD
Audio description refers to a narration track describing what is happening on screen to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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