“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a dark comedy-drama that follows the story of Mildred Hayes, a grieving mother who takes out three billboards outside her small town to call attention to the unsolved murder of her daughter. The billboards quickly stir up controversy and anger in the town, as the police department and community are forced to confront their own failures and biases.
As tensions escalate and violence breaks out, Mildred and the town's police chief, Willoughby, find themselves locked in a bitter and complicated feud. Along the way, they both confront their own demons and grapple with the difficult questions of justice and redemption.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a brilliantly written and executed film that blends elements of dark comedy, drama, and social commentary. The film's outstanding ensemble cast, led by Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell, deliver powerhouse performances that bring the complex and nuanced characters to life.
Director Martin McDonagh expertly balances humor and tragedy, creating a film that is both deeply moving and riotously funny. The film's exploration of themes of grief, anger, and redemption is both poignant and thought-provoking, and the script is a masterclass in sharp, biting dialogue.
The film's cinematography and score are also exceptional, creating a haunting and atmospheric backdrop for the story. Overall, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a powerful and unforgettable film that will leave a lasting impact on its viewers.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was a critical and commercial success, receiving numerous award nominations and wins, including:
- Four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, and wins for Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Screenplay
- Nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay, and wins for Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell)
- Four BAFTA nominations, including Best Film, and wins for Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell)
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand) and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Sam Rockwell)
|Directed by||Martin McDonagh|
|Produced by||Graham Broadbent Peter Czernin Martin McDonagh|
|Written by||Martin McDonagh|
|Starring||Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage,|
|Music by||Carter Burwell|
|Edited by||Jon Gregory|
|Fox Searchlight Pictures, Film4 Productions, Blueprint Pictures Cutting Edge Group|
|Distributed by||Fox Searchlight Pictures|
|Release date||September 4, 2017 (Venice) November 10, 2017 (United States) January 12, 2018 (United Kingdom)|
|Running time||115 minutes|
|Countries||United States United Kingdom|
|Box office||$160.2 million|