18 October 2018 | Harun_Karali
Driven by Kusama's Brillaint Vision and Fueled by Kidman's Breathtaking Perfomence, Destroyer is a Classic in the Making
Erin Bell was a detective that was pushed over the edge, broken by a sting gone terribly wrong. The story takes place in the disdainful background of Los Angeles, where criminals scatter away like cockroachs and thrive in the cracks of the Justice system. Destroyer is a slow-burning crime film that keeps you guessing. Masterfully helmed by Karyn Kusama and brilliantly pieced together by Plummy Tucker. It's odd that this film flew under so many people's radars, as it is one of the finest movies to come out this year. As good as the direction and Cinematography was, it's Kidman's perfomence that take's the cake, if she doesn't win an Oscar from this, she will have been robbed, as Kidman gives the perfomence of her career. Destroyer might very well be the biggest surprise to grace the silver screen this year. As excellent as this film is, the lack of pace might be a turn-off for some certian viewers, although the building tension will keep you white-knuckled and gasping for air. there are moments in the first half of the film where Kusama takes her feet of the gas pedal, in all fairness, it's to add depth to Kidman's character.
The less you know going into this the more you'll enjoy it, as the first half of the film unravels, you will be inclined to question Kusama's direction, but as she peels back the layers of the film you will recogonize the sheer talent that is behind this movie.
8.6 - Oscar worthy