Barry Rubin Is Mesmerized, Impressed By ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri’

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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri” stars Frances McDormand, Lucas Hedges, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell in this story of a mother seeking to find the killer of her teen age daughter and the lengths she takes to attempt to activate the local police force to accelerate its investigation of the crime.  hero_Three-Billboards-TIFF-2017
This is a well written and directed film by noted playwright Martin McDonagh as he guides the audience through the many complexities faced by each character in the story. This film, despite its 2 hour length, left this writer with disappointment that it ended as soon as it did and this is in no small part due to the perfect blending of fine acting, writing and directing resulting in a really positive theatrical experience. hero_Three-Billboards-TIFF-2017 hero_Three-Billboards-TIFF-20172
I give the film 3 and ½ stars with a suggestion that Ms. McDormand begin drafting her Oscar acceptance speech as soon as possible.

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Written By: Barry Rubin, Sr. Film Reviewer and Hollywood Historian
Photographs are Courtesy:  Fox Searchlight
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