2-3. Shockingly, this actually works out to be the story of an angry, racist cop who redeems himself thanks to the fires of a feminist's anger, becoming just about the only point of real change for her character. It had some nice visual evocations, here and there, But there are so many details glanced over (like the lead forgiving her abuser for cheating), and a number of dead-end subplots. It's really messy.
The idea of the billboards provide an easy in for sentimental 'revenge porn', which can be decently entertaining, and in fact most of the time it was. Every now and then though I couldn't help but think Mrs. Hayes was too tough and cool for me to take it seriously. However, I really admired the way her humane side shone through as wel. Very decent watch for sure.
Indeciso tra 4 e 5 stelle,ma non essendoci una via di mezzo opto per l'arrotondamento per eccesso visto che il film merita tanto.La recitazione è sublime, tant'è che la protagonista e l'attore non protagonista hanno vinto i rispettivi oscar.I dialoghi sono magnifici,risultano caratteristici di una comunità bigotta e di piccolo borgo.Racconta una triste storia ma con un velo di ironia che fa comunque riflettere.
the billboards idea is so good, but that was it for me. first half got me bored, the humor doesn't work and the dialogues are weak (yes they are). nothing special about the script until the second half starts. but the direction keeps so square... so many low moments... a lot happening and so few development. i was expecting a lot more
A promising beginning and a heartbreaking twist gives way to a second half that seems to forget the power of its premise, which gets washed away by too many developments and too little focus. There's also the cringy motif of black folk at the service of the white lady's crusade, which feels especially maddening in a movie made in 2017. Still, the stellar cast McDonagh has assembled offers its own pleasure.
I was actually impressed, but the last act kind of ruined it for me, the whole Sam Rockwell's arc seemed rushed. I would've liked to see him stay in hospital a lot longer and develop that relationship with the guy he beat up over a longer period of time rather than just it being instant. The last act felt like a different movie, contradicting the general cynicism in the beginning with a rushed happy ending
M.McDonagh took his time to write this tremendous script and put a great effort in directing this strong Oscar contender. So applause and recognition for the british filmmaker! Also standin'ovation for the whole cast, especially for F.McDormand and S.Rockwell who really got what they deserved. Impresive study about human nature. Anger, remorse, hatred, revenge and grief being some key elements in this cry for help.