Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Amid the profanity and savagery, British writer-director Martin McDonagh finds profundity in this exhilarating contemplation of justice, grief and redemption. Frances McDormand sets the screen alight with her fearsomely good performances as a mother-turned-vigilante, while an eclectic ensemble cements McDonagh’s talent for creating memorable characters.
Grieving mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) goes head-to-head with the local police after they fail to capture her daughter’s murderer. But when deputy Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell) responds to the provocation, the battle gets out of control.