Even if you were excited for Three Billboards before like I was, this trailer takes the anticipation to a whole different level. Frances McDormand looks nothing short of incredible as Mildred Hayes, and although it's only March, yesterday's trailer debut sends her straight to the top of the Best Actress shortlist. I haven't seen McDonagh's previous two films (In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths), but if he's able to channel this kind of acidic comedic lunacy for the entire runtime, Three Billboards will be one of the can't-miss films of 2017. This looks genuinely vulgar and vicious, a unique cross between sharp comedy and grisly violence delivered with a killer kick. The atmosphere looks just about perfect, the performances look universally astounding, and the material couldn't be any more compelling. This is a brilliantly cut trailer, down to the details of every perfectly dropped f-bomb and each brutal punch to the face. I am all in for Three Billboards, and based on this trailer and the tremendous buzz, it seems like we could have a modern classic on our hands.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri currently does not have a release date, but Fox Searchlight will debut the film sometime in 2017.
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