ACTION | DRAMA
DIRECTOR: Karyn Kusama
STARRING: Nicole Kidman
Destroyer is a 2018 crime thriller film directed by Karyn Kusama, from a screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. It stars Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Scoot McNairy, Bradley Whitford, and Sebastian Stan.
LAPD detective Erin Bell, 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.
“Kidman has always been a chameleon, but in this case, she doesn’t merely change her color (or don a fake nose, à la “The Hours”); she disappears into an entirely new skin, rearranging her insides to fit the character’s tough hide.” VARIETY
“At the center of it all is Kidman, the indisputable heart of the film, whose all-in performance elevates Destroyer above a well-made cop drama and into something special. Kidman herself, clearly one of the finest actors of her generation, or anyone else's. Kidman has fully absorbed Erin inside her, as there doesn't seem to be a point where the character ends and the actress begins.” THE WRAP