Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Opens Nov 30, 2017
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).
"Brilliant, one of the best films of the year. You might think you have your finger on what this will be like from that description, but McDonagh's simply perfect script is never quite what you expect it to be. Three Billboards recalls Flannery O'Connor in tone. It's one of those truly rare films that feels both profound and grounded; inspirational without ever manipulatively trying to be so." (Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com)