6.8/10
1,703
21 user 92 critic

Destroyer (2018)

Trailer
1:01 | Trailer

Coming Soon

In theaters March 14.

A police detective reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace.

Director:

Karyn Kusama

Writers:

Phil Hay (screenplay), Matt Manfredi (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
91 ( 30)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Vox Lux (2018)
Certificate: 16 Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.

Director: Brady Corbet
Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe
Certificate: 12 Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King
Certificate: 6 Biography | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Director: Marielle Heller
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells
Ben Is Back (2018)
Certificate: 12 Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family's home on Christmas Eve.

Director: Peter Hedges
Stars: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance
Vice I (2018)
Certificate: 16 Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.

Director: Jason Reitman
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons
Certificate: 16 Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Director: Josie Rourke
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden
Boy Erased (2018)
Certificate: 12 Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

Director: Joel Edgerton
Stars: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton
Certificate: AL Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and what she had to overcome in order to become a female U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Director: Mimi Leder
Stars: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux
The Favourite (2018)
Certificate: 12 Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
Widows (2018)
Certificate: 16 Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Director: Steve McQueen
Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki
A Private War (2018)
Certificate: 16 Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Director: Matthew Heineman
Stars: Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Faye Marsay
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Erin Bell
Toby Kebbell ... Silas
Tatiana Maslany ... Petra
Sebastian Stan ... Chris
Scoot McNairy ... Ethan
Bradley Whitford ... DiFranco
Toby Huss ... Gil Lawson
James Jordan ... Toby
Beau Knapp ... Jay
Jade Pettyjohn ... Shelby
Shamier Anderson ... Antonio
Zach Villa ... Arturo
Natalia Cordova-Buckley ... Det. Gavras
Colby French ... Det. Kudra
Kelvin Han Yee ... Lt. Oshima
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by Annapurna Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There's nothing to lose when you've already lost everything See more »


Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah.com (Persian)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Destrucción See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,347, 30 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$486,084, 17 January 2019
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

30West, Automatik See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Nicole Kidman stated that she got the flu during filming, but powered through and tried to use it in her performance. For the final scene in the movie with her character's daughter, Kidman said she was so sick while filming she could "barely stand." See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Driven by Kusama's Brillaint Vision and Fueled by Kidman's Breathtaking Perfomence, Destroyer is a Classic in the Making
18 October 2018 | by Harun_KaraliSee all my reviews

Erin Bell was a detective that was pushed over the edge, broken by a sting gone terribly wrong. The story takes place in the disdainful background of Los Angeles, where criminals scatter away like cockroachs and thrive in the cracks of the Justice system. Destroyer is a slow-burning crime film that keeps you guessing. Masterfully helmed by Karyn Kusama and brilliantly pieced together by Plummy Tucker. It's odd that this film flew under so many people's radars, as it is one of the finest movies to come out this year. As good as the direction and Cinematography was, it's Kidman's perfomence that take's the cake, if she doesn't win an Oscar from this, she will have been robbed, as Kidman gives the perfomence of her career. Destroyer might very well be the biggest surprise to grace the silver screen this year. As excellent as this film is, the lack of pace might be a turn-off for some certian viewers, although the building tension will keep you white-knuckled and gasping for air. there are moments in the first half of the film where Kusama takes her feet of the gas pedal, in all fairness, it's to add depth to Kidman's character.

The less you know going into this the more you'll enjoy it, as the first half of the film unravels, you will be inclined to question Kusama's direction, but as she peels back the layers of the film you will recogonize the sheer talent that is behind this movie.

8.6 - Oscar worthy


58 of 77 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed