Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh, 2017) prod. Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh; Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Samara Weaving; nominated for Best Film Oscar 2018; won Best Motion Picture (Drama) Golden Globes 2018; won Best Director Golden Globes 2018: Martin McDonagh; won Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Frances McDormand; 7 Oscar nominations: McDorman won Best Actress, Rockwell won Best Actor; A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

The unresolved art film ending, plus McDormand (probably), brought Coen films to mind: I think McDonagh has seen them all.

Hollywood Reporter:
'anchored by a funny, foul-mouthed performance from McDormand. ... A whimsical modern-day Western with the boiler-suited Frances McDormand playing the lone ranger in a fight for justice.' Hollywood Reporter.

Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 28 February, 2017 | Now: 10 February, 2023