Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

We need to know who did it…

On the surface “Three Billboards…” is about a mother (played by Frances McDormand) seeking justice for her daughter’s death against Chief Willoughby (played by Woody Harrelson).  After a few days reflecting on the film, three words continued to ring loudly in my ears. Revenge. Forgiveness. Redemption.


We seek revenge at times to ease the hurt.  We have to learn to forgive ourselves or others to move past hurt.  We hope for redemption to relieve any hurt and pain that was caused by our actions in the hope of closure.  Sometimes, that closure does not ever come.  Then, what do we do?

If we are going to have a conversation about police brutality, let’s have the conversation.  Do not let the conversation be a subplot to a heavy story.  Due to the nature of the film, a known police officer that was abusing his authority was never dealt with properly considering the repeated references in the film.  Either tell the complete story or leave it out.  


From the desk of Dr. Metzger: 

Overrated. It started off strong then fizzled to a puff of smoke. I get that the screenplay was trying to shed light on the police brutality and racism of present-day America, but it missed the mark. It’s kind of like when a person tells you they’re not racist because they have black friends. That’s what “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was for me…an anti-racism message that actually interpreted racist.


In a positive light, Frances McDormand did an excellent job and I’m impressed at how long Woody Harrelson’s acting career has lasted and continued to shine. The acting was great but the story not so much…and the ending pissed me off. This film is three no’s for me…for each billboard.


Metzger: images

Morton: tv


“Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

Starring: Frances McDormandWoody HarrelsonSam Rockwell 

Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes


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