Film Director, Martin McDonagh, (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) came up with an idea to develop his next project after witnessing billboards about a crime, while traveling in the middle of the road. Martin decided to develop his own fictional event involving billboards connected to a crime. Thus, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was conceived.
Three Billboards was released in selected theaters. It received critical acclaim from critics. Plus it made enough money at the box office. The film went on to become nominated at The 75th Golden Globes, winning Best Actress, (Frances McDormand) Best Supporting Actor, (Sam Rockwell) & Best Drama Film.
The Premise is about a single mother named, Mildred Hayes, (played by Frances McDormand) who tries to persuade the local police to help her find her daughter’s killer by painting three billboards as a strategic way to get their attention.
Now that Three Billboards is nominated at the upcoming 90th Academy Awards, I’ve managed to find a scheduled time at my local theater showing this picture and I want to share my real thoughts about it as a way to prepare for The Oscars airing this March. Don’t forget to add The 90th Academy Awards to your calendar!
The following review contains gigantic SPOILERS. If you’ve never seen this movie, read at your very own risk. Is Three Billboards The Golden Globe Award Winning Film Of 2017? Well, let’s find out shall we?
Positive: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson & Peter Dinklage, all did a great job on their respective performances.
The Tone for the film is a mix between Drama and Dark Comedy.
Dark Humor managed to give me a few laughs.
When Mildred enters her daughter’s isolated room, there’s a Nirvana poster in the background. Martin McDonagh (the film’s director) is a fan of Nirvana.
One character mentioned Donald Sutherland, who’s Kiefer Sutherland’s real life father. Woody Harrelson also worked with Donald in The Hunger Games Trilogy.
Negative: The film abruptly ends without an actual resolution. Imagine if the final entry of The Lord Of The Rings didn’t end on a high note. How are you gonna end a storyline without resolving the problem? Gonna have to Double Down Points for its lackluster ending.
To put salt in the wound, The Villain in this movie, was never identified. Leaving the story unresolved.
There’s Shaky Cam used mostly in certain parts of the movie. Its as if Woody Woodpecker was hired as a cameraman while consuming too much Red Bull mixed with a bunch of sugar and coffee!
I swear to god I’m totally not making this up, a deer is rendered poorly in C.G.I. Oh dear! This is Furry Vengeance’s fake looking Visual Effects all over again! Come On! Weta Digital (Peter Jackon’s Special Effects company) can design better animals than this!
The Final Verdict: C, FOR CLOGGED TOILET!
All I have to say is, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an underwhelming disappointment for me since The Last Jedi. At first, I was absolutely enjoying the picture, until it all went downhill, as in The Stock Market going down. It could’ve been better if Martin stretched out more story involving Mildred’s daughter’s killer. If I were you, I would definitely skip this movie. If you want to watch a way better movie, I highly recommend The Greatest Showman or wait for the upcoming Black Panther film coming out this February. Do not, I repeat, do not waste your money or spare time on watching Three Billboards. Trust me, you’ll probably be disappointed as I am.
I am horrifically shocked that this film made it to The Golden Globes, The Screen Actors Guild & The Oscars instead of Logan or Wonder Woman!