DVD Review: Destroyer
Get some rest.
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.
Memorable Quote "You know I do." - Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman)