‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Review: Frances McDormand​ Is A Powerhouse In This Dark Comedic Morality Play

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Martin McDonagh balances comedy and dark subjects to deliver one of the greatest films of the year

Gruesome murders, horrific rape, and heartbreaking abuse don’t sound like the next great plot for a comedy. Of course, these subjects aren’t funny in any way, and if a comedy would attempt to make a joke out of abuse or rape, it would certainly be in poor taste. But with Martin McDonagh as the writer-director, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a successful balancing act that features an Oscar-worthy return from Frances McDormand.

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