Destroyer

Nicole Kidman is both startling and utterly convincing as a damaged LA cop, whose past catches up with her when the victim of an execution is discovered. Erin Bell’s life is a mess. Reeling from an undercover operation that went tragically wrong years before, she is shunned by colleagues. But a body marked with a distinctive tattoo raises ghosts from her past. She soon finds herself caught up in a race against time, to settle debts, stop a crime spree and finally seek reconciliation with her estranged daughter. Karyn Kusama’s (‘Girlfight’) muscular, knife-edge thriller recalls Michael Mann in its evocation of LA’s underworld and Kidman is on top form as a detective living life to close to the edge.

★★★★ “Flips traditional gender roles to spectacular effect” - Mark Kermode, The Observer

★★★★ “A grim, dour dive into one LA cop’s unravelling, which centres on a truly transformative performance from Nicole Kidman.” - Dan Jolin, Empire

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Runtime 121 Minutes
Release date 2019
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