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- Nicole Kidman
- Toby Kebbell
- Tatiana Maslany
- Sebastian Stan
- Scoot McNairy
- Bradley Whitford
- Toby Huss
- James Jordan
- Beau Knapp
- Jade Pettyjohn
Did You Know?
- While preparing for his role, Sebastian Stan met an FBI agent who was on the TV series, "Inside the FBI" in New York who gave him some tips.
- When Bell changes the magazine of her HK MP5 during the firefight in the bank, the sub-machine gun's safety is set to S (Sicher = Safe). During magazine changes (especially under fire) you leave it at the setting that you had: E (Einzelfeuer = Single Shot) or F (Feuerstoss = Full Automatic).
- Erin Bell: What if I know who did it?
Atom User Reviews
I generally enjoyed it but parts of it were predictable. I do like the way the story unfolded, though. And I got a kick out of seeing Nicole Kidman as a damn wreck.
Unbelievably great acting. Must see.
Perhaps Kusama was trying to bring a greater authenticity to the self-destructive detective trope, and fine, that’s a reasonable goal, but the movie around it isn’t quite grounded enough to pull it off.
Buried in makeup that accentuates her character’s hard-luck existence, Nicole Kidman brings such compelling conviction to her role as a tormented detective that she single handedly imbues the film with urgency and authenticity. That proves crucial, since director Karyn Kusama often miscalculates Destroyer’s sense of its own profundity.
As ambitious and sometimes unsettling as it is, the film, after crossing back and forth over the line many times, ultimately feels affected in its aspirations toward making some profound statement about self-abasement and sacrifice, making one feel like rejecting the whole thing despite some striking individual moments.