Destroyer 121 mins

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When a new case uncovers traumas from a past undercover operation, an LAPD detective (Nicole Kidman) is forced to face her personal and professional demons, in this genre-defining work from Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body).

From Dirty Harry, to J.J. Gittes, to John McClane, to Jimmy McNulty, cowboy cops have been enjoyed and cheered on throughout the history of film. Nicole Kidman (as Erin Bell) can be added to that list; her physical transformation here is extraordinary. Director Karyn Kusama breaks cinematic ground in DESTROYER with a detective every bit as badass, brooding, and brash as her male counterparts.

We first meet Bell as she arrives at a murder scene, the type of place you sense she's been many times before. She's beaten down by the job — rough around the edges would be an understatement. This current case recalls a previous one, and a previous life too painful to remember. In an attempt to thwart violent bank robberies, Erin and her then partner, Chris, spent months undercover with a young gang of criminals, reminiscent of Bigelow's Bodhi and his band of surfers. Though still haunted — her daughter would say numbed — by her past, reconnecting with it is the only way for Bell to right old wrongs and find a way forward… or at least a way out.

DESTROYER, like its central character, is at once tender and violent. And Kusama may be considered as renegade as her anti-hero, changing the landscape of cinema with the audacious choices she's made as a filmmaker. It's time to stop considering her bold; she's just awesome.

WINNER: Best Actress Women Film Critics Circle Awards

'nothing Nicole Kidman has done in her career can prepare you for Destroyer' - Variety

4stars
A career high..intensely compelling
The Times
5stars
The List
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