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After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
Comedy (Dark) Crime Drama - This is often darkly comic drama is a major acting showcase for its
entire ensemble cast but mostly Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell.
Fans of others such as Woody Harrelson and Peter Dinklage may be
disappointed by their more limited screen time. Constant language,
violence, and general adult subject matter make the film not for kids.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; 22 S-words; 13 GD's; many others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Shootings, fights, beatings with blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Tobacco and frequent alcohol. ACTION: A big fire. COMEDY: Darkly comic lines and situations.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent ...one of the best films of the year. ...McDonagh's simply perfect script is never quite what you expect it to be. ...one of those truly rare films that feels both profound and grounded; inspirational without ever manipulatively trying to be so.
NY PostFull Review Very Good But McDormand's blazing turn as Mildred is more than enough reason to seek out this otherwise masterfully dark, morbidly funny film — and, I imagine, for award nominations to start heading her way soon.
Rolling StoneFull Review Excellent Three Billboards is more is a no-brainer awards contender – it's a renegade masterpiece that will get you good. Explosively written and directed by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh... ...the film is a launching pad for the combustible force of nature that is McDormand.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 58 moviegoers:
OK, these are very good reviews overall, but they aren't great like the critic's would have you believe. Only 20% of the males and 30% of the females indicated that they loved this movie. That's a little low. Fortunately, about 50% of the remaining reviews came in as "very good," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Most of the remaining 20%, or so, felt it was only an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). Just a small percentage disliked it, so chances are high that you will enjoy it.