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Destroyer (15)

Drama, Crime

Crime drama in which a detective works a case which leads her to the people responsible for her husband's murder.

The critical consensus

In a smart and utterly absorbing performance, Kidman transforms her appearance to play an LA detective brutalised by her work undercover.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 23/01/2019

A grim, dour dive into one LA cop’s unravelling, which centres on a truly transformative performance from Nicole Kidman.

****(*)Dan Jolin, Empire Online, 21/01/2019

An ingeniously structured Bad Lieutenant-esque procedural directed with real punch.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 24/01/2019

The Australian actor channels her inner Lee Marvin for Karyn Kusama's hardboiled thriller.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 25/01/2019

Karyn Kusama’s tense cop thriller, powered by a terrific performance from Nicole Kidman, flips traditional gender roles to spectacular effect.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 27/01/2019

Features about Destroyer (15)

Karyn Kusama on Destroyer and casting Nicole Kidman as a grizzled cop

Jamie Dunn, The Skinny, 22/01/2019

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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