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Fences (2016) review
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Review of Fences (2016)

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*This is adapted off a play that Denzel Washington (with Viola Davis) was actually in so that's pretty awesome.
*The original play in the 1980s had James Earl Jones in the lead!
*This is the third film directed by Denzel Washington himself and the first one I will have seen the whole thing.
*The man August Wilson who is credited for the screenplay even though he passed 11 years prior to the film is the man who wrote the play and book that this is adapted from.
*It's pretty cool that they don't seem to have messed with his story other than to make it work for a film.
*I have heard good things about this and from a legend like Denzel I am not surprised.
*So let's see if this as good as they say.

*The acting is absolutely remarkable.
*The characters are quite interesting.
*I mean the whole thing is very character driven which it does a good job with.
*It's interesting to note that most of the movie takes place in one particular spot seldom showing other parts.
*It really feels like a play though with the way everyone talks and how scenes are set up.

*I wish there was a James Earl Jones cameo somewhere.

This isn't your typical sort of movie. It's also not something you would be used to seeing Denzel Washington in. That being said it's pretty excellent. The acting is incredible and the characters are full and intriguing. It feels very much like a play, but it's a bit more involved with the setting. Anyways it's definitely worth checking out for just the performances alone.
Added by BAMF
1 year ago on 18 February 2017 16:04

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