rylan_reviews’s review published on Letterboxd:
“All this anger, man, it just begets greater anger.” 🏆
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a great film once again from Martin McDonaugh. This is a film with some of the best acting I have seen in my life especially from Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson. McDormand always is going great work but this is by far her best. She is absolutely phenomenal giving one of the best lead actress performances I’ve ever seen. Her character is seriously badass and she is one of my favorite protagonists of that year. Rockwell is also giving a career performance. His character is kind of awful throughout the movie but his arc really is my favorite aspect of this film. Where he ends up is just textbook character development brilliance. Woody Harrelson is also great. While the other two actors own this movie, he is sneakily equally as great. I loved the emotions behind his character and how his role effects the town of Ebbing.
Another great aspect of this film is its unpredictable nature. Halfway through this film I seriously had no idea where we were heading. That was so great to me because it shows how invested I was in this story. You might expect me to say I was blown away by the ending but it was pretty good. It’s not life changing but it leaves you to think. Also, this movie gets really dark and emotional at times while never overstepping the line. McDonaugh’s sharp dark comedy helps keep everything together too. It’s an extremely smartly written film. Overall, I don’t necessarily have many issues with this film. I think I won’t rewatch it anytime soon but it’s damn good. If you missed this in 2017 you want to change that fast.