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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Reviews

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February 7, 2018
Three Billboards may be marketed as a tragic-comic movie about maternal rage, but it's also a problematic, faux progressive mess.
March 2, 2018
My takeaway from this thesis on anger is that it's okay to be a c-nt but not a dick.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 21, 2018
Whatever the rationale behind it, the flippancy of McDonagh's compulsive jokes frequently halts the momentum of a film that is about how flippancy is an inadequate response to the horrors of the world.
December 14, 2017
Sam Rockwell plays a violent and racist cop who finds redemption not through owning up to his crimes, but because he's determined to solve the's an attempt at emotional manipulation that runs cold and a journey that's played for comedy.
February 13, 2018
It is a masterful performance but, for me, not enough to make me a fan of the film.
January 4, 2018
Three Billboards feels like a squandered opportunity rather than simply a bad film. Neither Mildred as a character, nor the sensitively treated aspects of the rape narrative, are enough to excuse the rest.
November 8, 2017
The problem with most redemption narratives, besides the fact their emotional range seems calculated to win awards, is that they bask in the seeming paradoxes of their premise.
November 9, 2017
In some ways, watching this film is like reading those alt-right fashion profiles of Richard Spencer that insisted we overlook his campaign of quiet terror and find common ground with him. Nope.
February 26, 2018
McDonagh not only destroys the purpose of his own story, he also betrays his main character in an absolutely irresponsible way. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 29, 2018
... wasting an interesting premise and a solid performance by McDormand... [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 1.75/4
November 25, 2017
McDonagh works way too hard to inject nearly every scene with his patented solution of acid wit and dark-roast comedy... It's jarringly effective until it starts to feel like shtick, at which point it works only as a numbing agent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 4, 2017
With McDormand as the Greek Chorus for the left side of hatred and Rockwell the bumbling bumper sticker for the right side of hatred, it's unfortunate that Harrelson's Sheriff is eventually reduced to a deus ex machina character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 30, 2017
From the lowest-common-denominator, hate-speech shock value of the dialogue to the third-act insertion of a rapist ex machina, Three Billboards ... is genuinely loathsome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 16, 2017
The dialogue is stilted, none of the situations seem believable, and most of the jokes are stale.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
June 20, 2018
This is a film with seemingly no real concept of what its strongest assets are, preferring buffoonery and irony over intelligence and nuance.
November 22, 2017
For every genuine emotion that McDonagh evokes, he can't resist undercutting it by showing off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 17, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 13, 2018
As Saint Darryl F. Zanuck, who is depicted holding a red pencil, wrote in a memo, a little humility goes a long way.
November 8, 2017
The film gradually gets bored with its own grandstanding and winds up saying not much of anything.
November 3, 2017
... while McDonagh's film doesn't lack for gallows humor and pitch-dark stuff, it's in the department of truth that it comes up short.
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