Film Review: “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri” (2017)

“I had a day of hoping which is more than I’ve had in a while.”

Whereas Martin McDonagh’s previous two films, In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, hid a heart beneath crackerjack dialogue and madcap goings-on, Three Billboards lays its bleeding, angry and wounded organs bare right from the start. It pulls comedy from the frayed ventricles, sure, but the comedy is always second to the pain.

My VHS cover pull quote: “Frances McDormand is so good in this I want to re-watch the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge where she was equally– if not more – – stellar. I mean definitely watch this now but check that one out too, bud.”