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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JCLJoshN May 31, 2018

If you like your comedy dark and your drama incredibly well acted, here you go. I was cracking up one minute, ugly crying the next, then sitting slackjawed in wonder at the depth and pathos of the characters the next. Wash, rinse, repeat. It well deserves the awards it's received, but be ready fo... Read More »

JCLHeatherM May 28, 2018

This chilling movie proves to be a strong mix of comedy and drama, centered on a mother wanting justice for her daughter's rape and murder. The mother (played by Oscar Winner Frances McDormand) takes drastic action by putting up billboards in her small town of Ebbing, Missouri, attempting to hol... Read More »

List - 2018 Oscars
JCLCaitlinT Mar 09, 2018

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

* 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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Aug 14, 2018

I really didn't care for the characters in this movie, or the movie as a whole.

Aug 14, 2018

Well acted and written film, with some faults that made it that much lesser-of-a-film. It may have been trying to create the character of a small town, but I also found that the grieving mother's anger towards the local police, went over-the-top, as well as the course language.
There were a couple of other minor glitches, but was impressed with the character development and acting, which wasted no time in getting into the grief of the parent, and the frustration of a cold case.

Aug 12, 2018

Another slow moving moving that really made no sense. I don't see what all the hubbub was at the Oscars for this movie......was of good actors on a bad script

Aug 10, 2018

Very good. Sam Rockwell is excellent. But I think the McDormand character goes overboard in her anger.

In my humble estimation this is one of the all time best movies. It would be on my list of 10 movies that I could take to a desert island and view over and over. The story is dark and violent. Yet ti also features humor, love, and more plot twists that are hard to see coming. The acting is superb and the story is riveting. I would recommend this movie to any adult.

Jul 29, 2018

Good actors wasted on a thin script. Slow plodding pace. I'm trying to understand what all the adulation is about. Really, I tried to like and give it a fair viewing because of the fine actors involved. Just seemed downbeat and liveless. Maybe I'll watch again and amend my opinion.

Jul 29, 2018

I was expecting something different, but I’m not sure why. It started out telling a sad story and a mother looking for peace? Or revenge? It waxed a little philosophical in the beginning, but then slipped into rage. Between this movie and “Winter’s Bones” Missouri isn’t coming off well on a Trip Adviser review. (Missouri is a beautiful state)

Jul 21, 2018

I liked this movie and the woman's determination. Though I don't like the man being burned or the type of person that man was. In the end she does get some answers. I could relate to this film partly because of what I've been through in my own life. Though I don't know that anyone has set any billboards out for me when I've gone missing. Then again I'm still alive.

Jul 11, 2018

After her daughter was viciously and cruelly murdered, mother Mildred Hayes decides to seek justice for herself. After seven months of no leads or arrests, she begins putting up billboards within her town as a way of mocking the police force for their lack of discoveries and follow-ups. This causes fury in the hearts of the policemen, however, Mildred has no problems with irritating a few cops. This charming crime and drama film tells the story that may hit home to many who have dealt with police and a lack of action. The movie allowed many of the actors to reach their full potential through their characters and the storyline was profound as well. I would rate this film 5/5 stars.
- @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 10, 2018

This won an award? Really? Mildly entertaining but not worth all the hype.

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May 28, 2018

Violence: throughout the movie

May 28, 2018

Coarse Language: almost in every sentence

Mar 14, 2018

Coarse Language: Present throughout the film


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Jun 23, 2018

jdonohue thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

May 28, 2018

Lucik32 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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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)


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Mar 18, 2018

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

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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