• Fences (2016)

Fences

Release Date: December 16th, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 14th, 2017

PG-13 |2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary

Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Mele

Director: Denzel Washington

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Sony Classical, Scott Rudin Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Growing up , Escape , House , Heartwarming , Love , Engaging , Emotional , Son , Transformation , Rise , Mother , 1950s , Pursuit , Touching , Bar ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It’s all too seldom that a feature film combines brilliant acting with a spellbinding flow of language. show more

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Fences is a deeply affecting treatise on marriage, poverty and the struggles of sons to confront the long shadow of the man who brought them into this world. show more

  • 88
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Fences is also very much an actors' movie, with breathtaking performances from Washington and his costars, including Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson. show more

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Awards

Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)