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Rated: R

Release Date: November 22, 2017

Director: Martin McDonagh

Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

Plot: A woman puts up three controversial billboards demanding the police find the killer of her daughter


Clint Says: Drop everything and go see this movie now



This is a solid contender for Best Picture, Best Female Lead, and Best Supporting Actor. It is also an outstanding film. 


Frances McDormand has to be one of the front runners for the awards this year. Her performance is noting short of complete mastery of the art. There are times where she never says a word, yet she conveys all you need to know. It's the kind of performance that they will show in acting schools as to how to do it right.


Sam Rockewell is outstanding as well. His character arc is one of the most powerful and interesting arcs I've seen in a long time. The emotions you feel while watching his character range from deep loathing to heartbreak to understanding.


This is more of a dark comedy than it is a drama. The subject matter is tragic and depressing, but the nature of the characters leads to several incredibly funny moments. There are many times where you will find yourself laughing even though you don't want to be. 


There are also many moments that are emotional and heavy. They will weigh on you long after yo leave the theater. But you will also take with you all of the moments that made you laugh and the ones that were so powerful you could barely breathe. 


There are just a couple of minor issues I had with the film that might keep it from being at the very top of my Top 10 list, but at this point I don't see any chance of this movie not being somewhere in my Top 10 films of 2017. It is spectacular and completely worth your time and money. 


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