Destroyer Reviews

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 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.
January 16, 2019
If there's a powerful performance here, it's obscured by the ludicrous Kabuki mask of pain in which Kidman is outfitted.
January 11, 2019
This is one of those radical change-your-image performances that tries too hard to defy our expectations. Kidman has indeed proved in the past to be quite versatile, but this muddled, scabrous, neo-noir procedural does her no great favors.
January 10, 2019
An astonishing and haunting performance by Nicole Kidman... demonstrates she is the peak of her skills as an actor.
January 9, 2019
Neither dense, distracting makeup nor confused, convoluted chronology can disguise the fact that Karyn Kusama's "Destroyer," scripted by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, is a mediocre mash-up of genre clichés.
January 9, 2019
"Destroyer" makes "Manchester By the Sea" seem like an afternoon party with clowns and balloon animals. But if there's a reason to see "Destroyer," it's for Kidman's performance. It's to take that journey with her.
January 8, 2019
But as vigorous and go-for-broke as Kusama is, and as exhilarating as it can be to watch Kidman collaborate so fearlessly with a filmmaker of such pitiless vision, "Destroyer" finally collapses under its own lugubrious weight.
December 29, 2018
"Destroyer" is a thriller, but only just.