Review: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is Sometimes Busy, Mostly Brilliant
via Larry Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh’s new examination of misery cloaked in gallows humor, is his biggest, most ambitious picture yet. The cast is more expansive, more noteworthy from top to bottom, and the story itself is rich with plot and characterization. It is quite a ride, even if it may not know exactly
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100th Review 8/10
This film is definitely a quality film considering the darker tone than the previous installments and the noticeably small amount of dialogue in act one. The motion capture imagery is like always flawless with Andy Serkis giving another amazing performance to add to his resume. Steve Zahn’s new character ‘Bad Ape’ adds a nice lighthearted element to this mostly dark and sad film. The sets are realistic and gripping while the plot is very moving. The action is fast paced and smart while the dialogue is perfectly written. The end of Caesar’s story arc is perfect with the climax tying everything in perfect. Woody Harrelson’s character of ‘The Colonel’ is smartly written with a interesting but dark backstory. This whole film adds so much more to the franchise in a way most third films in a franchise can’t. Overall I definitely recommend this film unless you don’t like slow paced films with little dialogue.