Frances McDormand plays a mother named Mildred who’s on a quest to try and get justice for her daughter’s murder. She believes the local authorities haven’t done enough to find the culprit so she places three billboards outside her town to send a message.
Martin McDonagh does a phenomenal job and gives us one of the best films of the year and his best film of his career. The cinematography, editing, music, script absolutely everything is done to perfection. It’s a wonderful film about grief/anger and has several funny moments but also lots of heart. All the actors shine especially McDormand. No character is one-dimensional as well. It’s great from start to finish and its truly a well done film. It has the right amount of comedic relief and heartfelt moments without going too over the nose and the story is very compelling.
The story is also very unpredictable and at times you think this is what’s going to happen and then it completely goes the other way around. I can’t think of any negative thing to say about this film. It doesn’t overstay its welcome and has a perfect run-time. Martin balances comedy and drama effortlessly.
Rating – ★★★★