Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fences (2016)

Review #1,441






THE SCOOP
Director:  Denzel Washington
Cast:  Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
Plot:  A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

Genre:  Drama
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar - Best Supporting Actress.  Nom. for 3 Oscars - Best Picure, Best Leading Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay.
Runtime:  139min
Rating:  PG for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references.
Distributor:  Paramount Pictures

IN RETROSPECT (Spoilers: NO)
My review written for CatchPlay Singapore is available here: 
https://www.catchplay.com/sg/ed-says-article-994-juybute6 

Verdict:  Immaculate, emotionally resonant performances are lined up in this high-fidelity screen adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

GRADE: B+






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