So, just a heads up. This specific review was originally written at a time when I didn’t count on falling behind on reviews, so my solution was to cram them into a single post. However, I hated the way they turned out, so now I’m putting them into their own reviews. In short, this review is going to be crazy short. With that said, let’s carry on.
Cast: Denzel Washington (EQUALIZER 2  and MAG. 7 ), Viola Davis (WIDOWS , SUICIDE SQUAD , and the upcoming TROOP ZERO ), Russell Hornsby (CREED II ), and Jovan Adepo (OVERLORD  and MOTHER! )
Director: Denzel Washington (THE GREAT DEBATERS )
Writer: August Wilson, who also wrote the stage play the movie is based on.
Composer: Marcelo Zarvos (OUR KIND OF TRAITOR  and AMERICAN ULTRA ).
Cinematographer: Charlotte Bruus Christensen (THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN )
This is my honest opinion of: FENCES
I love Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, and I was really looking forward to it. While I wasn’t particularly disappointed, as you do get some strong-ass performances out of them. The film is very different, in a good way, showing the life of a family getting by, headed by a harsh father who means well, but doesn’t show his love in a traditional way. What gets me is this: the film is basically a play. Now I know that this film started off as a play, hence its visual style and style of structure, but that was a little jarring. Especially since, like in a play, there’s barely a beat between lines. Lines are just barked left and right and there’s barely enough time to comprehend what was said. Still a good movie and I recommend it, but if there’s something about it that bugs you, maybe you’ll share my thoughts.
My honest rating for FENCES: 4/5