Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Short & Sweet Movie Reviews
by Ché Zuro
Three Billboards is another unique film in this year’s great group of fantastic releases!
The beginning of the film was so intriguing that I became glued to the screen in the first minute. Francis McDormand brilliantly plays a pissed off Mom, still looking for the killer of her daughter, while the Sheriff’s Department sits on their butts. The little town of Ebbing, Missouri has a racist feel with the “good old boy network” within the police department who regularly harass people of color for no good reason. Mom decides to take the law into her own hands, no holds barred!
With an incredible cast including McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, this film was yet another one of my favorites of the award seasons and cannot be passed up. (The amount of nominations it has received in the majority of the different award shows is a good reason to just see the film!) The ensemble of actors worked so well together, each actor diving into his or her character regardless of whether they agreed with the character’s actions or not, with no fear. Even with so many characters being typical, put into a specific category, ( i.e. the male 30-something white Sheriff Department deputy who still with his controlling mom as well as the out of state red neck bad guys, hassling locals while drunk driving in a beat up truck) they were all believable and added to the feel of this depressing yet hopeful film. Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell played their small town bigoted Sheriff Department characters so well that the viewer hates then loves them. The quality of the acting and the directing can be seen from the get go.
Once again, without giving too much more away, this is a must see film that has also received a 5 out of 5.