A woman takes on the local police department after her daughter is murdered.
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' is a bold, touching and witty provocation (TIFF review)
After the screening at #TIFF17, director Martin McDonagh describes his previous movies as boys movies. 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' is a lot more grown up, but the seasoned Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell still bring plenty of fun to this grim picture.
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'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' review
Grief begets anger in Martin McDonagh’s 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'. Anger goes on to begat empathy and introspection in what, quite surprisingly, is this Irish director’s most heartfelt film, despite its rough and sardonic packaging. As one of my main takeaways, I realised it was time for me to start work on my shrine to the thespian goddess Frances McDormand. After winning my heart with her earnestly blithe and sunny performance in chilly 'Fargo', McDormand ascends to higher heights with a showing singed with some buoyant nastiness and exuding a fierce charisma perfectly placed to anchor the blackest of black comedies. Every three years or so years, McDonagh reminds me of why this is my favourite genre of film.
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'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Review
Last year it was “Moonlight”. In 2015 it was “Mad Max: Fury Road”. It seems that every awards season I’m in the minority when it comes to one or two highly-praised contenders. Heading into “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” I never thought it would be this year’s submission to the category.