Fences

A very strong emotional performance by the great Denzel Washington, not his best per say but it gives us everything we love about this great actor. A well driven vehicle for Washington as well as well made by Washington who also directed the film.

Denzel and Viola Davis were a pretty outstanding combination. It seems like a no brainier that one day these two would work together on this level and here it is. It was worth seeing just to see these two as a couple going through their hard times.

It’s a very basic movie, despite putting some money into the CGI to make it look like the 1950s, it all takes place in one area and relies a lot on the experience actors and the performances they give, so little is done to change the tone. It really feels like the movie is giving us a Broadway production.

It was also very gritty. Denzel and Viola gave some real life to these characters. It’s very rare that you get the movie star whose also an actor and he’s unafraid to open up, but that’s what Denzel does and so did Viola, just not afraid to let it all hang out for the role.

Worth seeing to see some real craftsmanship in acting. It was a great movie adaption to a great play.

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