Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

DVD - 2018
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After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE THR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1, DVS 2.0,rda
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amanoletters99
Oct 28, 2018

The trailer to this film did not do it justice. Writer/Director Martin McDonagh has given us an excellent piece of cinema. The story had a depth I was not expecting and I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, the characters cuss a lot but I've heard priests cuss more in real life than the people do in this fictional story, so there you go...

I would recommend this film to anyone that is tired of the same ol' Hollywood cookie-cutter trite that is forced upon us due to a lack of imagination and real storytelling.

One of the best pictures I've seen in some time! Thank you to all who made it happen.

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GiovanniS
Oct 20, 2018

This movie was to me a brilliantly written satire on the topic/issue of police incompetency and treatment of minorities/brutality that comes across as a dark comedy rather than a sad type of movie. Almost, in a weird way, like "Death of Stalin", if I were to compare it with another movie. The cussing, while inappropriate, added to the overall humour and satire and made the police of this hick town look like a bunch of goons. The movie itself was RAW, and it's that type that you could watch while you are drunk or want to waste your time looking at something stupid but having a fun social commentary interwoven on it.

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zxcv
Oct 20, 2018

If you re a democrat or liberal you will like this junk.
The constant swearing ,vulgarity violence and racism that must be the norm in every NA household is nothing less then sick .Emotions are the flagstaff of humanity.Just as sick .
If you watch this and want to be a part of society as Hollywood portrays it ,Good luck .

VaughanPLDonnalee Oct 19, 2018

I found this a fascinating and compelling film. It was many things: darkly funny, deeply sad, challenging, disturbing but always entertaining. Frances McDormand was magnificent. She played a complex, fierce woman, sometimes overflowing with anger and emotion, but with such heartbreak in her eyes. Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell were also outstanding. This movie tackles some difficult subjects, and the characters are complex ones who don't always make good or admirable decisions. Not everyone will like this dark, challenging film, but I thought it was exceptional.

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forgeman
Oct 11, 2018

As a big fan of the Coen brothers I have always liked Frances McDormand in many roles and this is another one. Right from the start I was into this flick and it kept me entertained, sure there was lots of swearing and violence but in this case it comes with the territory. As much as it moved along at a good clip for such a dark movie I also found myself amused at certain scenes. I won't go into the characters and personalities but I will say the ending left me with an empty feeling and of course a sense of wondering. I wouldn't say its a must see, but I would recommend it.

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humbleworm
Oct 11, 2018

Like Fargo, this film has some very funny deadpan scenes mixed in to lessen more serious emotions. The characters are somewhat stereotypic but the acting is excellent. There's also violence and language not suitable for kids. I enjoyed it despite the disappointing ending.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 09, 2018

An acclaimed and deeply problematic film from Irish playwright turned director Martin McDonagh, whose pervious films, "Seven Psychopaths" and "In Bruges" I enjoyed. Set in a fictional Missouri town, McDonagh's characters are more types than anything, and it's only the actors who bring the one dimensional caricatures to life, but even they can't save it. You've got vengeful mother (Frances McDormand), good cop (Woody Harrelson), bad cop (Sam Rockwell), and assorted stereotypical townspeople (ex-husband, ex-husband's young girlfriend, angry son). The plot is very schematic, and McDonagh strains to imbue depth and meaning. The presence of McDormand will only remind of the far superior films of the Coen Brothers. Also, do we, in 2017, really need stories of white racist cops finding redemption? Perhaps last year's most over praised and polarizing film.

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Nooksack20
Aug 24, 2018

I thought the movie was interesting for the first 20 minutes, then it descended into an abyss of confusion and violence. Later it became clear that the author and writers could not come up with an ending to the movie, so as has become the Hollywood style, it abruptly ended with nothing. I've seen all of the nominated movies for best picture of 2017, and have realized the Actor's Guild have been spending too much time drinking out of the toilet and having the lid fall on their collective heads.

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gachavez
Aug 22, 2018

Waste of time! Plot is intriguing at first, but then it goes nowhere. Acting is okay, not an academy award caliber on any actors part! The premise is based on the lack of police investigation of a daughters brutal murder, hence the three billboards. However, we never find out about the daughter or what happens. You are left hanging at the end with this stupid road trip to kill a guy who did not kill the daughter! Ugh!!!!!

Better to watch paint dry then to waste oxygen breathing than to watch this movie! IMVHO!

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movie20
Aug 19, 2018

Frances is always so good and believeable. I read on Wikipedia how the idea for the movie came about. I liked the movie, but was not keen on the ending. This movie reminded me of the movies Seven Psychopaths, Fargo and In Bruges. Wacky kinda movies.

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humbleworm
Oct 11, 2018

humbleworm thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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jdonohue
Jun 23, 2018

jdonohue thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Lucik32
May 28, 2018

Lucik32 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Lucik32
May 28, 2018

Violence: throughout the movie

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Lucik32
May 28, 2018

Coarse Language: almost in every sentence

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the_bookwyrm
Mar 14, 2018

Coarse Language: Present throughout the film

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jimg2000
Mar 18, 2018

Real-life story of the father who inspired the Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards with his messages to the 'corrupt' police who 'botched' the case of his raped and strangled daughter (and it's not in Missouri)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5316567/Real-life-murder-story-inspired-Three-Billboards-film.html

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jimg2000
Mar 18, 2018

Many many quotes including racial slurs in IMDb already. Thanks to the posters who shared them:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5027774/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

Lyrics to the "Last Rose Of Summer":
'Tis the last rose of summer left blooming alone
All her lovely companions are faded and gone
No flower of her kindred, no rosebud is nigh
To reflect back her blushes and give sigh for sigh

I'll not leave thee, thou lone one, to pine on the stem
Since the lovely are sleeping, go sleep thou with them
Thus kindly I scatter thy leaves o'er the bed
Where thy mates of the garden lie scentless and dead

So soon may I follow when friendships decay
And from love's shining circle the gems drop away
When true hearts lie withered and fond ones are flown
Oh who would inhabit this bleak world alone?
This bleak world alone

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