Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri review

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released, rather appropriately, three awesome new posters for their upcoming release Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

We reviewed the film at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, where it won one of the top awards; it truly is one of the best movies of the year. While it doesn’t see UK cinemas until the new year, it will qualify for awards season where you should expect to see it featured rather heavily.

Related: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review [TIFF 2017]

Here are some of our thoughts from our original review.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is absolutely McDonagh’s best work. The film will have you hooked in almost immediately, and manages to both shock, wince and laugh all at the same time. Repeatedly. An absolute crowd-pleaser, the early buzz from both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, where we viewed the film, are all well-deserved – it’s an absolute masterclass in how to land virtually everything right. A jaw-dropping, hilarious film that we cannot recommend enough. Absolutely one of the best films, and all-around laugh-out-loud movie experiences of the year. I cannot wait to see it again.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri opens in UK cinemas on January 12th, 2018. Check out the three new posters below.