Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★½

Perhaps taking queues from the Coen’s No Country for Old Men, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri feels a bit more restrained and slowed down compared to McDonagh’s previous work, but it’s still quite compelling and well-told. McDonagh’s brand of cheeky screenwriting is paired with memorable performances from Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell (which, now upon seeing it, not sure if it was Oscar-worthy, but alright whatever, I like Sam for always being a great loose cannon character). Albeit violent, this film is arguably McDonagh’s most compassionate work yet prodding at the nuances of small-town American life. This was a really solid film in a lot of ways, haven’t got much else to say.

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