Destroyer

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date:
January 11, 2019 - Toronto
January 25, 2019 - Expands
DVD: April 23, 2019
Blu-ray: April 23, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.55
based on 26 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Scoot McNairy, Bradley Whitford, Sebastian Stan

Synopsis

Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results.

When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

Director: Karyn Kusama
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Fred Berger, Matt Manfredi, Phil Hay
Screenplay: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi

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  • 4 stars "Old school cops and bank robbers movie. Kidman is strong as a burnt out alcoholic cop who made bad choices. She looks rough, but in the flashbacks to 17 years earlier, she looks better than any 51 year-old could and should. I found the film riveting...………...84/100..guru bob"
  • 3 stars "Nicole kidman, great actress, but in this movie , not enough meat and potatoes, background of the main character was explained in just bits and pieces throughout the film as opposed to showing viewers , a short recall of events and her career prior to going undercover ... she appears so weak and under nourished at beginning of movie , how could a police captain let this agent be on duty , should have been sent to rehab first, to show us how the character was prior to her undercover role"
  • 3 stars "It wasn't as good as expected. It was slow, purposeless much of the time. A lot of information left out that might have made Kidman's character more authentic and the movie more interesting."