Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review: McDonagh Goes South

Three Billboards wobbles during its tightrope walk between comedy and drama, but is kept on-course by careful direction and two fiery performances.

The third feature-length directorial effort from Oscar-winning Irish playwright/filmmaker Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a delicate balancing act of intense pathos and broadly dark comedy in the same vein as McDonagh’s hit man dramedy In Bruges and his Hollywood crime/comedy Seven Psychopaths before it. McDonagh’s previous movies are cult favorites and even received some awards season attention in the case of In Bruges, so part of the reason that he doesn’t scale quite the same creative heights here is because McDonagh had already set a pretty high bar for himself. Nevertheless, the filmmaker’s third feature is still one of the ...

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