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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review
Tookey's Rating
9 /10
Average Rating
8.18 /10
Frances McDormand , Sam Rockwell , Woody Harrelson
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Directed by: Martin McDonagh
Written by: Martin McDonagh

Released: 2017
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Length: 115

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Everything fits together too neatly in Three Billboards, even when chaos descends, but the performers add enough rough texture so that it doesnít always feel so worked.
(Manohla Dargis, New York Times)
This is a film thatís proudly impertinent but also deeply morally serious. And even if Three Billboards doesnít always hold together, thatís appropriate for its anxious characters who are, themselves, a little unsteady.
(Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine)
Itís far from a masterpiece, yet it holds you, it adds up, and itís something to see.
(Owen Gleiberman, Variety)
However commanding and absorbing Three Billboards may be, the film is diminished by its neatness and unconvincing resolutions to the many dilemmas it puts into play. Read full review
(Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle)
A tar-black comedy so caustic it nearly burns a hole in the screen, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri banks a lot on the gale force of Frances McDormand, and nearly pulls it off.
(Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly)
Anchored by a funny, foul-mouthed performance from McDormand, McDonaghís daringly-structured dark comedy is rich and layered and often laugh-out-loud funny but trips over constant tonal shifts.
(Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International)
A mixed bag of dumb jokes and unspeakable violence that is a big improvement over his (McDonagh) other work (it towers over Seven Psychopaths, which was one of the worst movies ever made) but not good enough to write home about at todayís inflated postal rates.
(Rex Reed, New York Observer)
The first half of Three Billboards is one of the best films of 2017, a perfect mix of heartbreak and humor with a mean streak... Unfortunately there's a second half.
(Sonny Bunch, Washington Free Beacon)

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