Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Movie • 2017 • Crime  

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After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Jason Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
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Does the dog die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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There is mention of a priest and an alterboy in some dialogue
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Theres mention of a priest and an alter boy in some dialogue
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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eyesinthehills
Characters describe being in a knowingly abusive relationship, and one scene involves a man becoming so enraged at his ex-wife that he violently throws a table and holds her against the wall by her throat. Their son threatens him with a knife.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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malovela
We don't see anyone smoking marijuana. Someone is arrested for possession off-screen, but we don't ever see any drugs.
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Is there addiction?
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Punkiepie
A supporting character is often drunk but not explicitly addicted
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Lyfrassir
secondary character is seen drunk, drinking, and hungover several times throughout the film
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Cassiman
Shooting horses in discussed
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Horses are disturbed by a gunshot
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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malovela
There's a big roach-y thingy lying helpless on its back in a window sill in the first scene. A woman flips it over carefully with one finger, and that's all.
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Assault
Is rape mentioned?
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Lyfrassir
the unsolved rape and murder of the main character's daughter drives the plot of the entire film and is explicitly mentioned several times in dialogue and in writing on one of the three billboards
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Is someone restrained?
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Punkiepie
Not on screen, but the driving motivation for the main character revolves around the assault of their child
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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rmstump
A character is choked in a domestic violence scene
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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eyesinthehills
The burn marks where one character's burnt body was found are shown. Another character is trapped in a burning building and sustains burns on their face and body
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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helpfulbug
multiple scenes where someone is getting choked. no ones dies thought
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izkm
A character is threatened by a dentist with a tooth saw thing also. Someone gets beat up pretty bad and thrown out a window so I'm assuming there's some teeth damage
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Two high school students, a boy and a girl, are kicked in the crotch; they both collapse.
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Anonymous
A woman drills a hole into a man's thumb with a dental tool.
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Is someone tortured?
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eyesinthehills
Nobody dies from a fall, although one character is hospitalized with severe injuries after being beaten and thrown out a high window
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Is there eye mutilation?
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malovela
Burnt corpses are excessive gore for me, even when, as in this case, we only see one in a couple of pictures for a moment. This happens about 24 minutes into the film, immediately after the line "Jesus Christ, 'a lady with a fucking funny eye'?!?" Look away from some point during that line and until you hear a little retching/coughing sound.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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eyesinthehills
The movie's plot revolves around a mother trying to get justice for her murdered teenage daughter
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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Family
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rmstump
It's implied that the main character's daughter was kidnapped
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Does a parent die?
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Anonymous
Spoiler:
A father of two commits suicide because of his late-stage cancer.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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there’s a scene where the mother is in the police station with a policeman, who coughs up blood onto her face but the action was less “cough” and more “gag” which freaked me out
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Does someone spit?
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malovela
Someone spits at someone. No graphic saliva close-ups.
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Lyfrassir
the vast majority of the town's police department is lazy and incompetent at best and intentionally malicious and cruel at worst. the idea of the "thin blue line" underscores the entire film's plot with most of the cop characters doing as much as they can to keep their reputation and position of power after they are publicly called out for not doing their jobs. there are also several throwaway lines mentioning one of the officer's history with targeting people of color and torturing people in custody and a few others about how most police officers have "racist leanings" and the ones who don’t are homophobic. another police officer calls one man a slur and threatens to arrest another essentially for not being nice to him at the beginning of the film. there is a cop character that comes in around halfway through the movie who tries to turn things around, though.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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eyesinthehills
A character becomes upset while getting blood drawn and rips it out of their arm.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Lyfrassir
a terminally ill character gets blood drawn in a hospital presumably for testing
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DGPR7
Do not watch this film with someone undergoing cancer treatment. I watched this film with my father who was a movie buff and former actor because I had heard that it was one of the more well-regarded films at TIFF the previous year. The depiction of cancer and illness in general in this film is extremely insensitive and unhealthy.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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malovela
No one in the movie has been diagnosed with a mental illness, no one is in psychopharmalogical treatment that we know of, and no one is in a mental institution.
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malovela
Someone commits suicide.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Anonymous
Spoiler:
A man with terminal cancer shoots himself in the head rather than continue painful treatment. Fairly graphic.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
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Cassiman
The main character's abusive ex husband takes up a relationship with a 19 year old
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Sex
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eyesinthehills
Sexual language is used, and one scene implies s*x between characters, but nothing of an overtly sexual nature is shown on-screen
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Punkiepie
It's not a happy ending because it's trying to show that not everyone gets happy endings, sometimes all you can do is keep going. You may not be crying at the end, but nobody is laughing.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Cassiman
Someone honks their horn at a police officer who walks in front of their car
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Lyfrassir
one character gets beaten by a police officer, shown in somewhat graphic detail. the officer hits him on the nose with the butt of his gun and the strike and immediate damage is clearly shown. he is then thrown out a second-story window and while the landing isn't shown (there's an awning in the way) a bone breaking is clearly audible. there is also blood shown from the aftermath of a suicide and a man getting his thumbnail drilled with a dental tool
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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