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toopsy

Much recommended, this is one of my fave movies of 2017. Frances McDormand is absolutely fantastic, and so are Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Hell, I never even recognized Sam Rockwell - all I saw was an incompetent, lazy, momma's policeboi! The movie deals with a painful subject and although funny at times, personally I could hardly keep the underlying theme out of my mind. Mildred is bitter, harsh and impulsive, showing no grace and no acquiescence in her loss, with which victims' families are so often displayed in popular movies (that's why I loved her character). There's drama, comedy and suspense in varying degrees, keeping it real. There's character growth, at times clichéd (I decided to shut my eyes and accept Dixon's change for what it is). There are other, less prominent but superbly likeable characters like Red Welby, Chief Willoughby and James ("the midget"). Just watch it and see for yourself.
6 years 3 months ago
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Zov

spoiler
6 years 1 month ago
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krystalvon

not sure how i feel about this. reading these other comments i feel as though it's good, but something still feels missing to me.
6 years 2 months ago
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Siskoid

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri uses heavy dramatic subject matter, and through dry humor and grace, manages to make it funny an not at all depressing. Frances McDormand plays Mildred Hays, a force of nature whose daughter was raped and killed some 7 months before and from her perspective, the cops (Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell) in her small town have done nothing. She rents three billboards in the middle of nowhere with a savage message pointed in their direction, and it flips the town upside down (cleverly, the police chief sends his own messages at the mid-point to make the whole story pivot once more). There's a lot to this picture, up to and including a satirical portrait of small town law enforcement as apathetic, corrupt and incompetent, but as the film navigates various points of view, the truth is always something more complex. In the end, grace comes from unusual sources without the film losing its hold on reality. Funny, but not farcical. Touching, but not sappy. Angry, but not unforgiving. Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) hands in another unique, entertaining story.
6 years 4 months ago
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frankqb

Frances McDormand completely disappears into this character who seems rich with emotion and fraught with anger. This film is refreshingly original in many ways but ultimately slightly trite in its message. Nonetheless, it is chock full of great scenes one after another. The surprises keep coming and the film doesn’t overstay it’s welcome or go off course.

It’s certainly an interesting film — and one aimed squarely at the state of political discourse — but it didn’t quite reach the level of fascinating.

4.5 stars out of 5 (and at least one Oscar nomination for McDormand, maybe a second one for Rockwell)
6 years 4 months ago
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jm_london

While not a masterpiece, this is a very interesting and unpredictable film. The acting is soooo good that the story takes a back seat and you just enjoy the dialogues. Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell could be reading the newspaper and you would still watch them speechless.
6 years 2 months ago
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Borvaran

Loved it.
Somehow made clear to me up the difference between best film and best director. The film overall is genius, but there are some details a good director shouldn't left unattended.
Still, so much fun.
6 years 2 months ago
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richjenkins28

armyofshadows, you said the phrase "leftist" about 4500 times in your initial comment, so it wasn't judging a book by its cover but by the content in every single chapter
1 year 1 month ago
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Choisai

"They're filming midgets!"
-Martin McDonagh-
2 years 11 months ago
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Fluegi

There is so much hatred in Mildred. She isn't a likable character but so she pushes everybody on.
4 years 10 months ago
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richjenkins28

Mostly just replying to armyofshadows's ridiculously silly comment. Not everything is a liberal conspiracy against you, man, take off the tin foil hat.

Every character in this movie is pretty flawed.
6 years ago
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MetalMagnum

Brilliant acting across the board. Loved Woody Harrelson's role in this film more than I expected, the day he spent with his wife and kids was really moving and cute. Excellent writing in this film, incredibly witty yet believable for a small backwoods town. Excellent use of color and composition, with an ambiance that reminded me of No Country for Old Men. Never a dull moment in this film although many ideas are left to the imagination.
6 years ago
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airi86ja

great
6 years 1 month ago
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ntan

A script of pure genius. Frances McDormand was absolutely enthralling, while Sam Rockwell is side-splittingly hilarious.

One thing that bothered me was the scene of spoiler It was really unnecessary, strange, and out of place.

But overall, outstanding. 5/5
6 years 3 months ago
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Earring72

VERY well acted dark comedy drama.
3 years 4 months ago

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