Lists: Drama, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "An African American father struggles with race relations in the Unites States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events in his life."

Overall Ranking: 46 (Rank from 2016: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 100%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown97 - Delivering an intimate affair that feels like a stage production on the big screen that captures the challenges husbands and wives face and the struggles fathers and sons create, Fences is an engrossing motion picture that winds the clock back and showcases what America really was for people of color when it was supposedly great.
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David Baruffi97(full review)
Keith Noakes95(full review)
Bryan Lienesch91 - Probably the best all-around acted film of the year.
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine88 - Denzel, through his impeccable direction and August with his impeccable pen, immediately make us, the audience, feel a connection with the characters thanks to the humor as well as the intimacy of the setting. It really feels like you, as an audience member, is right there, laughing at all of their jokes right along with them. That intimacy is held throughout the entire film, captivating us from the beginning to the end.
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Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes85(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85

People Involved

  • Denzel Washington (Troy)
  • Viola Davis (Rose)
  • Mykelti Williamson ()
  • Russell Hornsby ()
  • Jovan Adepo (Cory)
  • Saniyya Sidney (Raynell)
  • (Director)