Comedy / Drama
Runtime: 115 minutes
Rated 14A: coarse language, disturbing content
Directed byMartin McDonagh
Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
Rated 98% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!
* Sunday January 21: our 7pm screening will be followed by a discussion; part of the Sunday Perspectives Film Discussion Series.
Synopsis: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). 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.
One of those truly rare films that feels both profound and grounded; inspirational without ever manipulatively trying to be so. -RogerEbert.com
A corrosively humorous drama of festering injustice, Shakespearean rage, grave reckoning and imperfect redemption, which unfolds with the epic dimensions of a classic Western showdown. -Hollywood Reporter