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Length: 121 mins
Director: Karyn Kusama
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany
Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, The Invitation) directs an unrecognisable Nicole Kidman as an embittered and cynical LA cop Erin Bell on the hunt for an old foe. Tracking back many years to an undercover case gone wrong, we slowly discover what has brought Erin to her current battle-scarred state.
More than just an incredible physical transformation, Kidman’s performance is like nothing she has done before. Unlikeable and complex, the multi-decade story offers many sides to Kidman’s detective. This undercover noir story is the start of her renaissance.
“I have to say I found Kidman’s performance superb: smart, committed, utterly absorbing” ★★★★ – The Guardian
“The film may be flawed and uneven but it provides a platform for its ever-versatile star to give one of her strongest and least characteristic performances.” ★★★ – Independent
“Nothing Nicole Kidman has done in her career can prepare you for Destroyer” – Variety