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Winner of the people’s choice award at the Toronto Film Festival, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a crime-comedy starring Francis McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell and many other notable actors. The film is written, produced and directed by Martin McDonagh and received plenty of praise from critics at Venice International Film Festival and Mar Del Plata International Film Festival.

The film is a dark blunt-humoured story about a mother, Mildred Hayes, as she questions the towns police department with three billboards on the lack of success in her daughter’s murder case. While the town are divided on the longevity of the boards and the lives of those involved are unravelled, unusual bonds are made for a spectacular finish.

The performances from the main cast were outstanding, allowing you to become invested in the characters and the story. The violence and blunt humour went hand in hand. A must see this summer.

★★★★1/2

Reviewed by Riley Hooper