★★★★★ - Empire
★★★★★ - The Telegraph
★★★★★ - Little White Lies
★★★★★ - The Times
★★★★★ - The Guardian
Frances McDormand gives a mesmerising performance in Martin McDonagh’s critically lauded follow-up to Seven Psychopaths.
It’s been seven months since the murder of Mildred Hayes’ (McDormand) daughter, yet the local police department have failed to find those responsible. Wracked by grief and frustrated by the lack of results, Mildred takes out ad space on three billboards accusing chief of police William Willoughby of ineptitude. When Willoughby’s impulsive deputy (Rockwell) gets involved, things spiral violently out of control.
Lightening its jet black comedy with moments of deep compassion, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an essential film.
Dir: Martin McDonagh
Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
UK/USA 2017, 115mins