Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past. Starring Nicole Kidman in a bravura performance, and directed by Karyn Kusama, who made the highly acclaimed Girlfight.
“Kusama is still figuring out how to balance form and pulp, but she has a singular unapologetic idea about what women can and cannot do onscreen, one she lets rip with verve and her superbly unbound star.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“Nicole Kidman, playing a burned-out LAPD cop, proves she’s an actress who knows how to stay the course, no matter how twisty, tangled or down and dirty it gets. She’s dynamite.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
““…Destroyer is compelling because of Kidman’s unflinching performance. The actress appears in every scene, and it’s impossible to take one’s eye off her. She exudes a fierce determination that is alluring.” — Gary M. Kramer, Salon
Screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi
Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan