Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★

Superb performances in service of a script which made me make this face every other scene. The whole movie ping-pongs between moments of "poignance" (that flashback scene, OY) and moments where McDonagh seems to have pulled out his notebook labeled "EDGY STUFF TO SAY" and just copied it verbatim. On a scene-by-scene basis, this is fascinating, then the credits began to roll and I immediately started thinking less of it.

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