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      Destroyer

      R Released Dec 25, 2018 2h 3m Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller Action TRAILER for Destroyer: Final Trailer List Destroyer: Final Trailer Destroyer: Final Trailer 1:00 Destroyer: Trailer 1 Destroyer: Trailer 1 2:15 View more videos
      74% Tomatometer 266 Reviews 50% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings As a young cop, Erin Bell went under cover to infiltrate a gang in the California desert -- with tragic results. Bell continues to work as a detective for the Los Angeles Police Department, but feelings of anger and remorse leave her worn-down and consumed by guilt. When the leader of that gang suddenly re-emerges, Erin embarks on an obsessive quest to find his former associates, bring him to justice and make peace with her tortured past. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Destroyer's grueling narrative is as uncompromising as Nicole Kidman's central performance, which adds extra layers to a challenging film that leaves a lingering impact.

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      Amy Nicholson FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) It sounds like a rote rote cop [movie], but the way that Karyn Kusama puts a spin on it: [Destroyer] is really about a woman who cannot deal with her own mistakes... I thought that this film had a real heaviness to it. Sep 13, 2019 Full Review Wenlei Ma News.com.au A masterful performance by Kidman, who has proven over the last few years that she has deep reserves of talent. Rated: 3.5/5 Apr 21, 2019 Full Review Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald [Kidman's] collaboration with Karyn Kusama, who directed this film, is another example of her willingness to back a filmmaker still to peak. Rated: 3.5/5 Mar 29, 2019 Full Review David Reddish Queerty The twists and turns in this mystery-thriller would be enough for us to recommend it. Splendid performances by Kidman and Stan seal the deal. Rated: 3.5/4 Mar 20, 2022 Full Review Zofia Wijaszka In Their Own League Its not only an amazingly crafted story-line. Its the way Kusama shows Erin Bells transformation. Destroyer is undoubtedly one of the best pictures that talk about morality and its lack, revenge, and mental state of ones mind. Rated: A- Feb 13, 2022 Full Review Taylor Baker Drink in the Movies Episode 28: Piercing / Monsters and Men / Thunder Road / Destroyer Rated: 82/100 Sep 9, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Honest D Best thing Kidman has ever done. She is unrecognizable. I have never seen her do anything remotely like this. I think that this movie should have won her an Oscar (not that i care much about Oscars. they are often given to films that i think are mainstream soulless over produced poop feasts). This movie is f***ing nuts. Action, anxiety inducing suspense, Kidman as a nihilistic lunatic who doesnt give a single ____ about anything. These people rating this movie just don't get it. They are wrong. I don't have much faith in humans these days so it doesn't surprise me that there are people that don't get this movie, But I am surprised at just how many. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/25/24 Full Review muel t Whatever is going on with Nicole Kidman's face is distracting. There's absolutely nothing of substance here. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/06/24 Full Review Jasper W Criminally underrated quasi-sequel to Training Day. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/03/24 Full Review Luis D This is the worst movie I've ever seen in my entire life! The ratings are not a reflection of the quality of the movie! My rating is 20! Don't wait your time watching this piece of garbage 🗑️ Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/28/24 Full Review Alec B Kidman is remarkably understated (even with that make-up) and I like how Kusama plays with memory in the flashback sequences. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/08/24 Full Review Adrian A This film effectively makes the most of a plot, which although sparse, is original enough to hold interest in the story that continues to unfold. In a lesser directors hands this film could have easily flailed at the end but I think the audience is successfully carried through, owing in part to Kidman's performance which is on point. This film definitely deserves more than the average 50% audience score given. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis As a young cop, Erin Bell went under cover to infiltrate a gang in the California desert -- with tragic results. Bell continues to work as a detective for the Los Angeles Police Department, but feelings of anger and remorse leave her worn-down and consumed by guilt. When the leader of that gang suddenly re-emerges, Erin embarks on an obsessive quest to find his former associates, bring him to justice and make peace with her tortured past.
      Director
      Karyn Kusama
      Producer
      Fred Berger, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
      Screenwriter
      Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
      Distributor
      Annapurna Pictures
      Production Co
      Automatik Entertainment, 30West
      Rating
      R (Language Throughout|Brief Drug Use|Some Sexual Content|Violence)
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 25, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 9, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.5M
      Runtime
      2h 3m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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