Movie review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri directed by Martin McDonagh

Movie info:

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes

makes a bold move, painting 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 is only exacerbated, polarizing the whole community. Will the murderer of Angela Hayes be found? 

My impressions:

It was a movie which could easily fall into ‘boring’ category. And yet it didn’t. Why? The characters were three-dimensional and rather complex, believe it or not. What’s more the cast was spot-on. There was no clear ‘baddies-goodies’ division line, no ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ sides. The plot was full of emotional twists and turns. The ending was ambiguous which made it even more real. Finally there were scenes full of peculiar sense of humour. All these features worked for me surprisingly well.

Final verdict:

A completely watchable movie about ordinary people and their choices. I would even call it uplifting. Recommended. 

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6 Responses to Movie review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri directed by Martin McDonagh

  1. Carole Rae says:

    Sometimes characters can kinda sorta make up for a boring story.

  2. heidenkind says:

    I’ve heard good things about this one but I’m afraid I missed it when it went to my local indie

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