Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

DVD - 2018
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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 between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

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List - 2018 Oscars
JCLCaitlinT Mar 09, 2018

Winner:
* Best Actress in a Leading Role (Frances McDermand)
* Best Actor in a Supporting Role ( Sam Rockwell)

Nominated:
* Best Picture
* Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Woody Harrelson)
* Film Editing
* Original Score
* Original Screenplay

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress (Frances McDormand), Supporting Actor (Woody Harrelson) and more. WINNER BEST ACTRESS. WINNER BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR.


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eggertson
Apr 20, 2018

Excellent acting (if that is how sick & tortured backwood americans live) but it did not deserve an Oscar.

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cmarie20
Apr 20, 2018

Watched it for about 20 minutes - turned it off because of the language. Overdone and totally offensive.

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smatte
Apr 18, 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an excellent tragicomedy. It's difficult for me not to make comparisons to Fargo due to this being another intense-yet-humorous crime film that Frances McDormand won a well-deserved Oscar for, but the similarities go a bit deeper than that.
The poverty-stricken, earthy Middle America shown here is a far cry from the eternal snowdrift of the 90s suburban Midwest that was represented in Fargo. The crime committed in Three Billboards happens before the action of the movie takes place. However, both movies successfully carry out themes of humanity's resilience and redemption in the face of difficult circumstances, and McDormand's characters in both films are strong, complex women who aren't using sex appeal to sell movie tickets.
This movie deserves a high rating for pacing and cinematography alone, but the virtuoso ensemble cast pushes its value far above average. Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell both played their parts admirably, and Rockwell's portrayal of Dixon transcended what an antihero is typically capable of.

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hecto
Apr 17, 2018

As one would expect from Martin McDonagh, we have a clever screenplay that manages to be biting, funny, witty and dark at the same time. It also comes with a redemption message (the transformation of 'Dixon') that the harsh critics below just didn't get - a feat that must have taken a lot of work! Frances McDormand got all the praise (deservedly) for her role, but this film is another reminder of how good an actor Woody Harrelson is. Sam Rockwell as the deplorable Dixon has the hardest job, but he succeeds in bringing it off. Altogether, a nice entertainment.

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poetdeluxe
Apr 17, 2018

Very, very dark humor.

Suggested and graphic violence.

Completely dysfunctional institutions.

Held together by a strange, hopeful humanity.

Next to perfect filmmaking.

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tunesforme2
Apr 16, 2018

Uggh! This is an extremely crude movie. The vulgarity is so pervasive, misused, and sandwiched in almost every line delivered; it's almost laughable. We turned it off 15 minutes into it. Save your time.

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weberxsa
Apr 13, 2018

This is one of the worst Hollywood slanted views of middle America that I have ever seen. 0 stars. Everyone in small towns use the F word about every sentence, law enforcement officers racist, brutal, and incompetent, normal families dysfunctional, religion bad, the Catholic Church corrupt, military bad, traditional American values bad, foul mouthed woman good, gays good, dwarfs good. Actors very competently say lines that falsely portray a biased and elitist view of America. I know it is only a movie, but I fear these repeated themes in this movie is the same as the repeated messaging from almost all Hollywood productions and it is resulting in an unhealthy shifting of the moral compass molding the conscious and sub-conscious thoughts of many, especially the young who in their lives have received little other more normal media input.

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scribby
Apr 13, 2018

An unflinching look at the ugly side of America, where racism (and other discrimination) is rampant, violence is unmitigated, and the police make their own laws. Horrifying and exhausting to watch, yet very well acted and photographed. I can see why this got its awards. By the ambiguous end, the two main characters seem weary of the dreadfulness of their lives every day, and may simply want the violence to cease. They're on a mission of revenge against the perpetrator of the hideous crime that started the whole chain of tragic events – but that might not happen (the end might become positive); and maybe he's not even the right person anyway. We are all left to sort out our own endings.

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pdq_bc
Apr 12, 2018

EXCELLENT! easy to see why the actors won their oscars :-)

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freimark
Apr 11, 2018

Excellent movie, great acting

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jimg2000
Mar 18, 2018

Real-life story of the father who inspired the Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards with his messages to the 'corrupt' police who 'botched' the case of his raped and strangled daughter (and it's not in Missouri)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5316567/Real-life-murder-story-inspired-Three-Billboards-film.html

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the_bookwyrm
Mar 14, 2018

Coarse Language: Present throughout the film

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jimg2000
Mar 18, 2018

Many many quotes including racial slurs in IMDb already. Thanks to the posters who shared them:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5027774/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

Lyrics to the "Last Rose Of Summer":
'Tis the last rose of summer left blooming alone
All her lovely companions are faded and gone
No flower of her kindred, no rosebud is nigh
To reflect back her blushes and give sigh for sigh

I'll not leave thee, thou lone one, to pine on the stem
Since the lovely are sleeping, go sleep thou with them
Thus kindly I scatter thy leaves o'er the bed
Where thy mates of the garden lie scentless and dead

So soon may I follow when friendships decay
And from love's shining circle the gems drop away
When true hearts lie withered and fond ones are flown
Oh who would inhabit this bleak world alone?
This bleak world alone

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