WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter. Written by
Since Cory's varsity jacket has 1956 on the back, he must have been referring to 1955 as "last baseball season." He mentioned that Sandy Koufax led the league in strikeouts. In fact, Koufax was a rookie in 1955, appeared in only a few games and struck out only 30 batters. He didn't become a dominating pitcher until 1961, when he led the National League in strikeouts for the first time. See more »
[riding their garbage truck job]
Troy, you oughta stop that lyin'.
I ain't lyin'. The nigger had a watermelon this big. Talkin' about "What watermelon, Mr. Rand?" I liked to fell out... "What watermelon, Mr. Rand?" And it's sittin' there bigger than life.
What Mr. Rand said?
He said nuthin'. He figured the nigger too dumb to know he carryin' a watermelon, he wouldn't get no sense out of 'im. Trying to hide that great big watermelon under his coat. Afraid to let the white man see him...
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Fences is not a film. The script violates every rule of film making, show don't tell. It is the worst adapted screenplay of all time. Because the screenplay was NEVER adapted, you are watching a play. Instead Denzel Washington, who apparently after all his years in front of the camera has never learned that a play and a film are different mediums.
The entire film feels like a 2 1/2 hour expository monologue telling you what just happened or should be happening.
I can't believe that intelligent people are seeing this film and writing good reviews. Yes the acting is great. But after 30 minutes of non-stop babbling from Denzel in character you feel like you've just gone to dinner with your drunken uncle Charlie. There is no character development. You already know he's going to keep talking all night and at the end nothing will change.
This is not a film. It may or may not be a good play but as a movie it is a boring disaster that should be studied intensively for everything that a film should never be.
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