Destroyer Reviews

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March 29, 2019
[Kidman's] collaboration with Karyn Kusama, who directed this film, is another example of her willingness to back a filmmaker still to peak.
February 8, 2019
While the plot, in which the old case is brought back to life by the re-emergence of a villain involved in it, has a nice twist at the end, that doesn't make up for the fact that the story otherwise doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
January 25, 2019
This uneven and downbeat film will play to small audiences - but that it exists is kind of wonderful.
January 23, 2019
I have to say I found Kidman's performance superb: smart, committed, utterly absorbing.
January 18, 2019
Kidman is one of our great screen actresses, but here she destroys everything in her path.
January 18, 2019
In some respects, "Destroyer" plays like a movie that would ordinarily go straight to Showtime, and only a few things help it rise above that level to reach a state of mediocrity.
July 17, 2019
A largely thrilling endeavor that'll play well in television reruns, but may never find a stronger audience than that.
July 3, 2019
Interesting, intriguing and different, Destroyer has mystery, action and incredible acting.
June 23, 2019
"You look terrible," her ex-boss tactlessly informs LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman). He's not wrong.
June 18, 2019
It is a conventional thriller, that progressively provides nuances of intense existential drama due to the chameleonic interpretation of Nicole Kidman in the role of Erin Bell. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 17, 2019
When you look outside Kidman's performance, what's left is a semi-interesting story made stale by a hackneyed screenplay.
June 3, 2019
A perfect performance enclosed in a script that's just too sober. This should have been more than a Nicole Kidman vehicle. [Full review in Spanish].
May 29, 2019
Destroyer mostly successfully channels the crime and cop dramas that come before it... But as the film tries to wind down, it somehow takes itself far too seriously.
May 21, 2019
Destroyer is a taut, expertly plotted thriller with a career-defining performance from Kidman in her most fearless outing yet
May 20, 2019
Destroyer brings nothing new to the genre, but the solid job of a nearly unrecognisable Nicole Kidman makes this introspective journey worth it. [Full review in Spanish]
May 18, 2019
For all its grim, portentous atmosphere, it never achieves the level of self-reflection or genre deconstructionism that it seems to be reaching for.
May 1, 2019
A slow-burner that explodes towards a kinetically-charged final act, Destroyer deserves to be experienced by anyone who appreciates quality cinema
April 30, 2019
A nearly unrecognizable Kidman challenges herself in new territory but the film fails her efforts.
April 27, 2019
When the history of this generation's most accomplished actresses is written, Nicole Kidman will easily stand out as one of the bravest and most daring if her performance in Destroyer is anything to go by.
April 23, 2019
It's an aggressive film that [director Karyn Kusama] has precise control over...
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