14A(14A) Coarse Language, Brutal Violence


Drama/Comedy. After the sexual assault and murder of her daughter, a mother (Frances McDormand) puts up three billboards in hopes of getting the attention of the authorities (Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell).

Content elements

  • Frequent, sometimes aggressive use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual, developmental, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent use of sexual language and references
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a suicide context - blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Anger and disillusionment
  • Loss and grief
  • Pursuing of justice

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and brutal violence

Classification date

October 13, 2017