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Film Review & Discussion: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Steve Withers, Jan 13, 2018.


    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Thanks for the review Cas,think i am going to like this :)
       
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      I watched this yesterday. Fabulous film, just fabulous.
       
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      Just home from seeing this. Great movie, we both loved it.
      Frances, Sam and Woody in particular were all absolutely brilliant.
      8.5/10 from me.
       
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      Also watched this film yesterday, great review for a great film with outstanding acting. This will be hard to beat in 2018, in my view.
       
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      I caught this on opening day, and had a blast with it. A wonderfully dark and twisted tale, that is absolutely impossible to second guess - my kind of movie! By it's final scene and it's suitably mad ending, it's all just note perfect. And despite it's dark themes, it's pretty damn hilarious in parts too (sometimes uncomfortably so).There's some terrifically written characters, and as good as Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson are, this was for me, Sam Rockwell's film.
      This will definitely require a second viewing at some point, and it's one of those movies that just gets under your skin, and left me contemplating it's content long after the screening.

      8.5/10 A very early frontrunner for film of 2018.
       
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      Just got back from seeing this with the wife we both thought it was great, best movie I've seen in a good while. Not that many people in the cinema screening we were at, I think this will make its money upon the DVD release rather than the cinema. A solid 8 out of 10 from me.
       
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      Thanks Cas! Can't wait to see this one. Heard so many good reports from people who've already seen it. :thumbsup:

      Just read some seriously poor "reviews", and I do use the term lightly, from what seems to be disgruntled Americans in the portrayal of Mid Western life there. Plus a complete snub for the Director in the Oscars whilst submitting the film in the Best Picture category. Go figure.
      And the Independent's "review" was apalling but there always seems to be one critic who deigns to be controversial.
      Thank god we have Directors such as Martin McDonagh who are brave enough to make films that truly appeal rather than the majority of the dirge that Hollywood prefers to dump on us.
       
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      Outstanding movie, and thanks for the review Cas. My movie of 2017 / 2018 awards season if you ask me.

      KH
       
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      8.5/10. Excellent watch. Brilliant casting, both funny and poignant. Recommended :smashin: points deducted for
      the ending...wasn't sure if I wanted more, seemed to be turning into a bit far fetched road trip revenge movie
       
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      The criticism- right or wrong- is that the film seems to provide a redemption arc for a racist and misogynistic character (Rockwell) without addressing or punishing his crimes- as well as venerating a character who permitted it (Harrelson). I don't agree, as those things weren't the point of the movie, but I can appreciate the dissatisfaction of those who thought the trailers set up a different outcome.
       
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