I think it does have a lot of McDonagh's usual themes on display, the meaning of justice being key, but definitely picked up on the notion of healing and growth as well, which underscores everything nicely. It, unsurprisingly, feels dramatic, but I do understand the complaint about it being a little hollow on first viewing. I really loved it for the script my first time through, but hours and days after leaving the theater it grew more and more in my estimation, I hope that happens to you as well, C Dub.
One thing I noticed, and I'm sure this is a Random Movie Thoughts thing rather than an in here thing, is just how much every film I've anticipated this year has hit. 3BBs, KoaSD, Florida Project, Lady Bird, Okja, Beguiled, I've been impressed by all of these. It's rare that there's not one that would miss the mark or I'd feel, at best, just kind of okay about and, at worst, negative on, but man it has been a hell of a year.
Oh, the John Hawkes parts with his girlfriend are also great in this film.