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 and 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.

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An astonishing and haunting performance by Nicole Kidman... demonstrates she is the peak of her skills as an actor.
Toronto Star

Nicole Kidman, playing a burned-out LAPD cop, proves she's as actress who knows how to stay the course, no matter how twisty, tangled or down and dirty it gets. She's dynamite.
Rolling Stone
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