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Official Trailer for Karyn Kusama's 'Destroyer' Starring Nicole Kidman

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October 17, 2018
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Destroyer Trailer

"You chose to play cops and robbers - and you lost." Annapurna Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for Karyn Kusama's action thriller Destroyer, which premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. Set in Los Angeles, the film follows an alcoholic detective who reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to try and move on from what still haunts her. Nicole Kidman stars as Detective Erin Bell, and the full cast includes Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Bradley Whitford, Jade Pettyjohn, and Scoot McNairy. This film has received lots of attention for Kidman's heavy make-up, which is used in only half the film to show how much she has changed from the past. I saw this in Toronto and I hated the film, it's derivative, bland, and cliche in every way - and Kidman's performance didn't impress me at all. But that's just my take, and others seem to be enjoying it much more.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Karyn Kusama's Destroyer, direct from YouTube:

Destroyer Movie

Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past. Destroyer is directed by American filmmaker Karyn Kusama, director of the films Girlfight, Aeon Flux, Jennifer's Body, and The Invitation previously, as well as some TV work. The screenplay is written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. This first premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals this year. Annapurna will release Kusama's Destroyer in select theaters starting on December 25th, Christmas Day, later this year. Who's interested?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments

1

We shall see... might be good actually!

Joe Kundlak on Oct 17, 2018

2

Everything here might sound right, but she's just trying too hard to get a hold of some realistic performance...

shiboleth on Oct 17, 2018

3

looks bland already ha.

Brandon Cole on Oct 17, 2018

4

It looks pretty cool from the trailer...but if it's predictable and cliche...might not be worth it. I'm curious though...

THE_RAW_ on Oct 17, 2018

5

Nothing has beaten Kidman in THE HOURS. She was a different person.

DAVIDPD on Oct 18, 2018

6

The trailer is a deception. I've seen the film, and I hated it. This film frustrated me so much, it's so bad, and not deserving of any of the praise it's getting.

Alex Billington on Oct 18, 2018

7

Wow, Alex. You hated it. We get it. I think Bo was giving you credit for speaking your opinion, when other reviews were generally favorable.

kitano0 on Oct 18, 2018

8

Sorry for the confusion. Yeah, this one just really bothers me.

Alex Billington on Oct 18, 2018

9

Of course, go check it out if you wish! If you think it looks good, go for it.

Alex Billington on Oct 18, 2018

10

The text is "but IF it`s predictable" It`s not a claim, unless he changed it after you responded.

ErrorSapiens on Oct 19, 2018

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