in about 100 words or less
US 139m, Colour
Director: Denzel Washington; Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney
Fences is a dreary family melodrama set in Pittsburgh during the early 1950s that is based on August Wilson’s 1983 play of the same name. With dreams dashed of becoming a professional baseball player, Troy Maxson takes out his frustrations on his family. Full of stereotypical and clichéd dialogue, the overly long Fences feels more like a stage play than a film (Klaus Ming February 2017).
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