8.3/10
125,631
479 user 454 critic

3 Billboards: Les panneaux de la vengeance (2017)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (original title)
Tous publics | | Crime, Drama | 17 January 2018 (France)
Trailer
1:01 | Trailer

Get Showtimes

In 42 theaters near [change]

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
6 ( 4)

2018 Oscars: Nominees Spotlight

IMDb is going to the Academy Awards! Visit our Oscars Guide to learn more about this year's contenders. Check out red-carpet photos, videos, nominees, and more. Join us on Sunday, March 4, for the IMDb LIVE Viewing Party on IMDb.com at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

Visit our Guide to the 2018 Oscars

Top Rated Movies #112 | Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 87 wins & 182 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lady Bird (2017)
Certificate: Tous publics Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Director: Greta Gerwig
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
Certificate: Tous publics Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

Director: Luca Guadagnino
Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
Certificate: Tous publics Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.

Director: Sean Baker
Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
Get Out I (2017)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.

Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
Dunkerque (2017)
Certificate: Tous publics Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor
I, Tonya (2017)
Certificate: Tous publics Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Director: Craig Gillespie
Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe
Certificate: Tous publics Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.

Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Pamela
...
...
Latino
Jason Redford ...
Latino #2
...
...
...
Riya May Atwood ...
Polly
Selah Atwood ...
Jane
...
...
Desk Sergeant (as Zeljko Ivanek)
...
...
Gabriella
Edit

Storyline

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Tous publics | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 2018 (France)  »

Also Known As:

3 Billboards: Les panneaux de la vengeance  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$322,168, 12 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,746,792, 21 February 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,371,971, 28 January 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dixon's mom is seen drinking a beer from local brewery Wicked Weed. The name of the beer is "Napoleon Complex": a nod to actress Sandy Martin's previous role in Napoleon Dynamite (2004). See more »

Goofs

When Dixon is at home lying on the sofa and talking to his mother, he has a sandwich in his hands but on the next shot he only has a piece of ham. See more »

Quotes

Mildred Hayes: Hey fuckhead!
Dixon: What?
Desk Sergeant: Don't say what, Dixon. When she comes in calling you a "fuckhead."
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell/Chris Stapleton (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Written by Robbie Robertson
Performed by Joan Baez
© 1969 (Renewed) Canaan Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
All rights administered by WB Music Corp.
Courtesy of Vanguard Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A dark, twisted comedy about grief, tragedy and three billboards
18 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Having recently won the People's Choice Awards at TIFF, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri is very easy to see why it won.

Three Billboards is a dark but also funny and heart-felt story about one woman's quest to get justice for her daughter's rape and murder. After Mildred Haynes buys three billboards with words written on them accusing the town's well-liked sheriff of having not found her daughter's killer, it sets a series of events that turns the citizens and the cops against her.

The thing I can say about Three Billboards without going into spoilers is that it is wildly unpredictable. One moment you think things are going one direction as expected then it takes hard left turn that only adds to the dynamic between the characters. As the pressure within the town builds and anger is pointed towards Mildred, we see many of these characters evolve in order to deal with tragedy and grief and learn to find peace. And the movie goes through a roller-coaster of emotions. One moment you are laughing your butt off from the hilarious dialogue then you feel like someone just punched you in the gut. With every victory you think this story brings you feel like it was taken away from because of the world's unfairness and injustice. In lesser hands the mixture of dark and comedic tones would not work, but director and writer Martin McDonagh knows how to balance them to perfection.

The performances here just through the roof. Frances McDormand delivers a performance that will for sure get her into the Lead Actress awards race at the Oscars. As Mildred, McDormand just cuts loose with her performance with every line of hate, cynicism and cursing towards everyone she feels doesn't truly understand the internal pain she is going through. But McDormand does now and then show a soft side to Mildred. It shows that Mildred is just person like everyone who has her own way of dealing with the tragedy of loosing her own child. And Sam Rockwell also gives one of the best performances of his career as the flawed and very misguided cop Dixon. The character of Dixon is short-tempered, volatile, and not bright with some baggage of his own that the locals accuse him of. But Sam Rockwell brings his charm and sincerity to what could be a rather unlikable character. And in the latter half, you see Dixon go through a tremendous arc of learning to care about others rather then just being angry towards them. Other great performances that should be called out are Woody Harrelson, Peter Dinklage, John Hawk and Caleb Landry Jones.

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri is easily one of the best movies this year and is worth seeing once it comes out in wide releases.


128 of 180 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 479 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page