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Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Postby kgbelliveau » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:58 pm

Immediately engaging thanks to the terrific cast lead by McDormand and Harrelson. Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri is one of the most complete film packages of 2017. Shocking, darkly comedic and filled with twists this film has to be a contender for best picture. McDormand commands the screen in a way that makes moments of the film hard to accept and Harrelson offsets her to help solidify a tour de force performance. As it progresses it becomes unpredictable and tells a brilliant story.

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Re: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Postby PrestoBix » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:06 pm

My favorite film of the year so far. The dialogue is wonderful, and each time they make use of the opera music I was feeling the sheer joy of cinema. Also, McDonagh is growing as a filmmaker. I wouldn't say this was his best script, but visually, it was his best film yet.

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Re: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Postby Maaxwell » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:17 pm

Not out in the UK till 12th Jan :cry:

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Re: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Postby kgbelliveau » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 am

Maaxwell wrote:Not out in the UK till 12th Jan :cry:


Worth the wait! You will love it. Definitely making my annual list of the years best films

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Re: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Postby Maaxwell » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:49 pm

kgbelliveau wrote:
Maaxwell wrote:Not out in the UK till 12th Jan :cry:


Worth the wait! You will love it. Definitely making my annual list of the years best films

I adore Martin McDonagh so this has been my most hotly anticipated film for ages :)

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Re: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Postby schnofel » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:07 pm

I kinda really like the film myself, but Walter Chaw's 1/2 * review is worth considering:

http://www.filmfreakcentral.net/ffc/201 ... souri.html

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Re: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Postby brickwall » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:59 pm

I loved it. McDonagh is one of my favorite writers/directors, his brother is pretty good too

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Re: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Postby philamental » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:14 pm

Maaxwell wrote:
kgbelliveau wrote:
Maaxwell wrote:Not out in the UK till 12th Jan :cry:


Worth the wait! You will love it. Definitely making my annual list of the years best films

I adore Martin McDonagh so this has been my most hotly anticipated film for ages :)


I note you've recently seen it but rated it relatively lowly. I'd welcome hearing how it fell short of your expectations. I haven't seen it myself but while I love In Bruges and The Guard, Seven Psychopaths left me underwhelmed so I'm reserved in my anticipation for this one.

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Re: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Postby karan0004 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:24 am

Thought this movie was very well made, definitely in my top 5 of the year. This reminds me of a post-2008 Coen Brothers movie, but executed better. Also, I was pleasantly surprised by the humor in this movie, I definitely wasn't expecting it to be as funny as it was. Also kind of surprised Woody Harrelson got nominated for Best Supporting Actor for this, Sam Rockwell, however, deserves the nod.

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Re: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Postby movieboy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:03 pm

I was engaged by the movie all through. But the ending totally disappointed me. It was very sudden and abrupt. This was the kind of ending you would expect if they were planning a "Three Billboards Rises" sequel where they expose the her daughter's rapist - which I know isn't the case.

Remember the ending scene of "Matrix Reloaded" - you see the guy sleeping on the table when all of a sudden there is loud music & the credits start rolling - which was fine in a movie leading to a sequel. I found the "3 Billboards" ending to be similar to that.


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