Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

R, 115 minutes


A frustrated and grieving mother (Frances McDormand) antagonizes her local police force (including Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell) to call attention to the lack of progress in the search for her daughter’s killer, in the latest from dark-humor master Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). Mildred Hayes (McDormand) may be the ultimate antiheroine of our time. Played with unbridled cynicism and priceless, profane sarcasm Mildred is an inconsolable grieving mother with a fathomless rage demanding to be reckoned with. In her small southern town, the ones doing the reckoning are the local police force and its beloved Chief Willoughby (Harrelson) whom she finds ambivalent and ineffective in solving the tragic murder of her teenage daughter, Angela. McDonagh brings his singular brand of violence and black humor to this Coen-esque crime drama that surprises at every turn. (2017, Martin McDonagh, UK-US, 115 min, R, DCP, CC)

“McDonagh’s latest work is simply exceptional; a film so rich with narrative fluidity, profane laughs, standout performances and complex character studies that its tremendous emotional hits–often arriving when you least expect them–might just leave you agog” -The Film Stage

“Anger is an energy in Martin McDonagh’s brilliant [film,] one of the best films of the year.”

“It all makes for soaringly satisfying viewing, and the satisfaction comes from blistering performances and virtuosic screenwriting.” -The Telegraph

“Those familiar with McDonagh’s work will be unsurprised to learn that Three Billboards is 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.” -The Guardian

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