THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.


Review

A darkly comic and gripping story as well as top notch performances from Francis McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwells make writer-director Martin McDonaghs Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri one of best films of 2018 so far.

Laced with black humour and violence Three Billboards Outside Of Ebbing, Missouri is the tale of how a grief stricken mother, turned vigilante, takes on the town’s incompetent sheriff’s department after her daughter has been raped and murdered.

McDormand, quite rightly, is the one getting all the plaudits for her role as a woman who has to fight not only the justice system but the narrow minded townspeople in order to seek justice for her dead daughter, however her performance would be nothing without Sam Rockwell as the town’s bigoted police officer who takes on a personal crusade to make sure that she and her supporters don’t ask to many questions.

Three Billboards Outside Of Ebbing, Missouri will no doubt be graced with a good number of OSCAR nominations and I for one wouldn’t bet against it coming away with a handful of awards.



Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)

1h 55m

Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwel

UK Release: Friday 12th January 2018

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - "Keep It In The Public Eye" Clip

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - "Dixon Finds the Billboards" Clip