Review process: two scores assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)
(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)
(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.
(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
SW score: 39
4 out of 5 octopi
++ I thought this would just be a good indie. I was wrong. The growth of the characters and the riveting performances by McDormand and Rockwell (with a strong assist by Woody Harrelson) propel this simple story into a raw crusade.