Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell give Oscar-winning performances in this darkly comic crime mystery from the writer-director of In Bruges, following a mother who's fed up with her daughter's murder case having gone unsolved for months. To kick things back into gear, she buys billboard space in her small town and slams the local law enforcement. The film was nominated for seven Oscars in total which included Best Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay.

Best Actress (McDormand) & Supporting Actor (Rockwell), Academy Awards 2018; Best Picture (Drama), Supporting Actor (Rockwell), Actress in a Drama (McDormand) & Screenplay, Golden Globes 2018
2017Rating: R16, Violence, rape themes, suicide & offensive language115 minsUSA, UK
ComedyCrimeMysteryFestival & Independent
96%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Writer/Director Martin McDonagh follows his uproariously funny In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths with that rarest of cinematic treats, an entertaining and stimulating movie, with a superb script, rich characters and a cracking cast. Think the dramatic power of Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men, and the outrageous humour of The Big Lebowski, and you’re within a billboard’s-length of getting the picture.

5.0
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Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

flicks

The fine Frances McDormand headlines Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Mildred Hayes, the mother of a murdered teenage girl who erects giant roadside signs declaring her daughter was “Raped while dying” and fingering local police for not finding the perpetrator. The buzz around the film suggests writer/director Martin McDonagh has constructed something smart, topical and politically progressive, exploring sexism and inert authorities entrenched in an odious system.

0

Almost perfect but

I'm just gonna say about the females in this movie. The playwright gets it so right with Mildred that he forgot that a town can actually have more than one well rounded female character. There was the intriguing wife of the cop - she was far to interesting to be set dressing. What was that Australian doing so far from home? What was the connection between...

4.0
0

A story of retribution and redemption

A strong storyline and complex characters carry this western style movie to a rather unsettling climax. Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand shine while Woody Harrelson brings nothing really new to his character but does a solid job. I didn't love it as much as I expected from the reviews although Rockwell may have done his best work ever in this so there may...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

It’s far from a masterpiece, yet it holds you, it adds up, and it’s something to see.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

For a story built on such dark foundations, it’s weirdly reassuring. It’s also enormous fun.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It all makes for soaringly satisfying viewing, yet the satisfaction comes from blistering performances and virtuosic screenwriting, and absolutely nothing else.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A bold and showboating affair, robustly drawn and richly written; a violent carnival of small-town American life. Yet it has a big, beating heart, even a rough-edged compassion for its brawling inhabitants.

5.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Can be celebrated for putting the 60-year old McDormand centrestage and letting her tongue rip, and for the slightly risqué manner in which it elicits laughs/gasps from its viewers.

4.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It's a renegade masterpiece that will get you good.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While the film continues almost throughout to generate great whoops of shocking laughter, it's the notes of genuine sorrow, compassion and contrition that resonate.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Illuminates the multifarious despicable ways that humans treat each other…

0
Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Writer/Director Martin McDonagh follows his uproariously funny In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths with that rarest of cinematic treats, an entertaining and stimulating movie, with a superb script, rich characters and a cracking cast. Think the dramatic power of Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men, and the outrageous humour of The Big Lebowski, and you’re within a billboard’s-length of getting the picture.

5.0
0
Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

flicks

The fine Frances McDormand headlines Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Mildred Hayes, the mother of a murdered teenage girl who erects giant roadside signs declaring her daughter was “Raped while dying” and fingering local police for not finding the perpetrator. The buzz around the film suggests writer/director Martin McDonagh has constructed something smart, topical and politically progressive, exploring sexism and inert authorities entrenched in an odious system.

0
Variety

Variety

press

It’s far from a masterpiece, yet it holds you, it adds up, and it’s something to see.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

For a story built on such dark foundations, it’s weirdly reassuring. It’s also enormous fun.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It all makes for soaringly satisfying viewing, yet the satisfaction comes from blistering performances and virtuosic screenwriting, and absolutely nothing else.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A bold and showboating affair, robustly drawn and richly written; a violent carnival of small-town American life. Yet it has a big, beating heart, even a rough-edged compassion for its brawling inhabitants.

5.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Can be celebrated for putting the 60-year old McDormand centrestage and letting her tongue rip, and for the slightly risqué manner in which it elicits laughs/gasps from its viewers.

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It's a renegade masterpiece that will get you good.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While the film continues almost throughout to generate great whoops of shocking laughter, it's the notes of genuine sorrow, compassion and contrition that resonate.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Illuminates the multifarious despicable ways that humans treat each other…

0

Almost perfect but

I'm just gonna say about the females in this movie. The playwright gets it so right with Mildred that he forgot that a town can actually have more than one well rounded female character. There was the intriguing wife of the cop - she was far to interesting to be set dressing. What was that Australian doing so far from home? What was the connection between...

4.0
0

A story of retribution and redemption

A strong storyline and complex characters carry this western style movie to a rather unsettling climax. Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand shine while Woody Harrelson brings nothing really new to his character but does a solid job. I didn't love it as much as I expected from the reviews although Rockwell may have done his best work ever in this so there...

4.0
0