Atom User Reviews for Destroyer

3.7 out of 5
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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.

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Francisco Jose A
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Nicole Kidman deserves all the plaudits for this brutal role. She’s on screen for most of the film. The supporting cast is great too. Beautifully shot & directed. This is an LA you don’t often get to see, of seedy sunshine in a dry hopeless desert.

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S R
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Enjoyed the movie. Not sure why Nicole Kidman agreed to this type of role, but she did do an amazing job. There are a couple of parts I didn't get but it's a good mystery nonetheless.

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Carolyn R
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The movie kept me on the edge of my seat.

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Betty J
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Nicole Kidman is truly incredible in this movie! A must see!

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Edgar M
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Unbelievably great acting. Must see.

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Thomas M
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Too long for what it is.

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kim M
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Wonderful and engaging.

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Michael M
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Michael D
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Lisa J
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Julie S
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Cam P
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Steve L
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Kyle M
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Emilio D
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Kevin D
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Josie L
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Treva S
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Anthony K
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Mark L
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Kim H
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jason F
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Eric M
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Gerardo I
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Henry D
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Brandie T
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Neri M
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elene T
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Tyler S
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Metacritic

50
Dec 28, 2018

The good news about the production is that Ms. Kidman gives a formidable performance in what’s essentially a classic noir thriller reconceived, with a woman at its center, and Ms. Kusama’s direction is superb. (Julie Kirkwood did the stylish cinematography.) The bad news concerns tone, or emotional weather. The film is intentionally dark, but it’s also almost ceaselessly grim.

Metacritic review by Joe Morgenstern
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
60
Sep 9, 2018

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.

Metacritic review by Tim Grierson
Tim Grierson
Screen International
60
Sep 2, 2018

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.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter