When Mildred Hayes’ daughter was raped and murdered, the Ebbing, Missouri police talked a big game about finding the culprit. Nine months later, there have still been no arrests, and Mildred (Frances McDormand) takes it upon herself to protest. But raising three billboards to call out the town sheriff (Woody Harrelson) is only the first step towards taking the hypocritical police force to task.
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a bleakly comic cry for justice in a male-dominated world where sexual violence too often goes unpunished. Frances McDormand gives an Oscar-caliber performance as a mother and citizen fed up with a one-sided justice system. She’s joined by a strong supporting cast including Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage, painting a picture of a town whose sleepy equilibrium is rocked by Mildred’s righteous fury.
Martin McDonagh, writer-director of IN BRUGES and SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, delivers a profane, hilarious, explosive movie that hits like a freight train at a time when its issues are at the forefront of public consciousness. Winner of the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice award and universal critical acclaim, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI doesn’t hold back — and neither should you.
«A renegade masterpiece that will get you good»
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
«McDonagh has created a powder keg of a town whose biggest problems are rooted in the issues of our times.»
Brian Truitt, USA Today
"'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' is one of those truly rare films that feels both profound and grounded"
Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com