DVD Review: Destroyer

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Years earlier, Detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) had an undercover operation go south and it resulted in her partner's death. When the man at the center of it all, Silas (Toby Kebbell) reappears, Bell needs to settle the score.

This film was supposed to be an Oscar vehicle for Kidman but mediocre reviews sunk her campaign, which is ridiculous because she's amazing here. I expected to feel like she was maybe trying too hard for it the way some people described this performance but I didn't get a hint of pretension anywhere. She's just damn good.

This film isn't as messy as I expected it to be either. Sure, nothing quite reaches the level that Kidman is at, but the rest of the cast including Sebastian Stan and Tatiana Maslany do well too. I think what it was lacking was a bit more character development. I would've rather the film completely removed all of the scenes with Erin's daughter and instead replaced them with ones letting us get to know Chris (Stan) more and perhaps Silas himself. I felt like there was a lot missing there.

While this may not be perfect, Kidman's performance is and this should definitely be seen for her.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B-

Memorable Quote "You know I do." - Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman)

10 comments:

  1. I do want to see this as I like Nicole Kidman as I really want to see what she does in this film.

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    1. You should give it a watch! Definitely worth it for her.

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  2. I liked how the end connected to the beginning but I was a bit underwhelmed with the whole reveal of what happened in the past, I thought it would be less predictable. Kidman was fantastic here!

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    1. I think an early description of the film I read spelled it out so I thankfully wasn't expecting anything different the whole time. The way Silas was dealt with was a lot quicker than I expected though.

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  3. Yes, I need to see this movie because I heard her performance was excellent

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