Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Movie Review

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16299}viewkind4uc1 pardsa200sl276slmult1f0fs22lang9 Hello everyone Irquote m Canadian Critic and I watched writer/director Martin McDonaghs latest film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and its certainly one of the yearrquote s best films For those familiar with McDonaghs previous work, such as, In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths and his award winning short film from 2004, Six Shooter, he returns with quite possibly his best film yet that doesnt steer too far away from his comedic undertones, and an undeniably ferocious set of characters par par Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri follows a mother, played quite brilliantly by Frances McDormand , who challenges the local authorities to solve her daughters murder when they fail to catch the culprit Three Billboards is a kind of black comedy that relishes in the absurd, even more so than McDonaghs previous work, while providing an insightful look at todays sociopolitical climate In fact, there were moments throughout the film when Mildred, the mother character, would confront certain issues in a way thatd be considered ldblquote badassrdblquote for a lack of a better word, and much of the audience would either laugh or cheer, and surely thats a sign in which a film has managed to connect with its audience on some level

Whats even more impressive however, is how the film manages to be just as gripping, and just as heartfelt in its characters and story, while being totally off the rails in its comedy Three Billboards balances everything just right, and it made for a very entertaining watch regardless of how good it mightve been par par An outlet for a lot of its entertainment value would lend itself to some of the phenomenal performances made by, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson; a combination so precise for the kind of film being made, that yourquote d think each of these actors wouldve been kept in mind while writing the story Frances McDormand is ruthless and raw, and every line is delivered with a keen understanding of her character, where she finds that perfect grey area between a damaged sensitivity and the comedic velocity of someone who just gets it Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson are both very good as well, and while they may not be deserving of Oscar nomination, they certainly deserve praise of doing what a lot of actors could not: the balancing act that Three Billboards manages to boast in everything it does from the moment it begins and ends

par par McDonagh indulges once again in the unapologetic and ferocious set of characters that exist sometimes only as a set-piece for what goes on inside the frame A few scenes in particular, the violence is so realistic and grounded, despite how absurd and disturbing it might be Sam Rockwells character, Dixon, throws another character out of a window and it was by far the most brutal scene of the film, and yet I could not stop watching for how impressively the film shifts between comedy to something as dirty and uncomfortable as this Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri can be quirky and funny, but it can also be absolutely ferocious and thats what makes it specialpar par par While indeed, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a very special film that deserves praise for all that followed, I think it sometimes stumbles for a few reasons in particular, number one: A lot of the younger actors seem as though they simply do not understand the film they in, for example, the son and daughter characters, played by Lucas Hedges and Kathryn Newton, are completely off tempo with the whole tone of the film, and it made for a few very awkward scenes that did not mesh with the rest of the story

Luckily however, they only had a few scenes each, therefore it did not affect the quality of the film too much anyway Number two: About half way through the story, McDonagh steers the film down a very inapt series of events involving Woody Harrelsons character that I had trouble buying into, considering the tone seemed forced in itrquote s execution, in seeming fear that the audience may not buy into it otherwise Number three: A weird amount of convenient plot devices weaved in and out of the story, and while I can be admittedly forgiving when it comes to small details as such, the odd amount in which occurs in Three Billboards is just unprecedented par par Despite all of this Three Billboards remains as a marvelous piece of work that deserves as much praise as it can get Writer/director McDonagh has made a very entertaining film that blends comedic undertones with believable drama that ends on the best moment possible

Three Billboards is not only one of the best films of the year, but its also one of the best titled films of the year, which is why Im going to give Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri a 9/10par par Hello everyone, if you enjoyed the video be sure to leave a like and subscribe Ill be upload a review every Saturday, and if youd like to see me review any films in particular, make sure to let me know in the comments section down below My Facebook, Twitter and Letterboxd can also be found in the description, if youre at all interesting in hearing my thoughts on other films not reviewed on this channel, and I hope to see you there In case I dont see you, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight! par }