Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | 2017

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

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Main Plot

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


  • Frances McDormand's character, Mildred Hayes, is a grieving mother who seeks justice for her daughter's unsolved murder.
  • Woody Harrelson's character, Chief Willoughby, is the police chief who is faced with the controversy surrounding the billboards.
  • Sam Rockwell's character, Officer Jason Dixon, is a racist and violent cop who undergoes a transformation throughout the film.


In the ending of "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," Mildred and Dixon set out to find a rapist who targeted Mildred's daughter. They drive off together, determined to seek justice. The final scene shows them on the road, uncertain of what lies ahead, but united in their pursuit. The movie concludes with a sense of unresolved tension, leaving the fate of their mission and their characters open to interpretation.

Martin McDonagh