Samuel Schofield’s review published on Letterboxd:
I have been meaning to watch this for a long time after seeing how well it performed at the academy awards. I didn’t know anything about the plot or who was it and I can say after watching it I was astounded by its greatness.
The cast caught me by complete surprise when each character would come on the seen being played by someone excellent in career high performances. Frances McDormand & Sam Rockwell are unbelievable in this film, the films themes and arcs of characters suffering grief and loneliness in self isolation could never have come to life without such brilliant performances.
The film has its very funny moments but ultimately what I took from this film was nothing but sadness. It never insults your intelligence as to make you try believe something is going to happen, the film treats the viewer with respect so when it all comes together it feels earned and appreciated.
I really did find this to be a special film, one that doesn’t come around too often and with In Bruges and now this Martin Mcdonagh continues to build a diverse and excellent filmography of which I can’t wait to see more of.