Destroyer

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Destroyer
Certificate15
Year2018
GenreAction, Crime, Drama
DirectorKaryn Kusama
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time2HR 1MINS
SeasonMain Programme

In the tradition of films such as Heat, To Live and Dive in LA, and Training Day, director Karyn Kusama drops us into the world of Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman), a hardened LA detective who, many years ago, barely survived a brutal undercover operation.

When a dead body turns up on the concrete banks of the Los Angeles River, Bell realises the malevolent gang leader whose operation she once infiltrated has returned.

Anchored by a transformative performance from Kidman, Destroyer is the kind of fast-paced, hard-hitting cerebral action film Kusama (Girlfight) is known for, bolstered by a strong supporting cast and a smart, labyrinthine script. Meanwhile, Kidman’s Bell acts as a modern-day Charon, taking the audience on a tour of the hell of modern-day Los Angeles.