Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/02/2020
A burnt-out cop traumatized by a bungled undercover operation 17 years previously is contacted by the man who murdered her partner, so she sets out to track him down and seek retribution.
Of course the hack headlines resulting from this film were that Nicole Kidman “bravely” allows herself to look like a normal human being for this role, but this belittles a very strong central performance from an actor I previously have had little time for. Her character is a clever example of gender-role swapping where the dysfunctional, alcoholic protagonist is actually the mother figure and she becomes the battered, cynical gumshoe who tracks a series of clues in the single-minded pursuit of her quarry. Part old school detective story and part heist movie, Destroyer’s formula of two stories …
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 04/16/2019
Silas is back.
Obviously, the most striking element of this film is the transformation of Nicole Kidman. Her weathered, unkempt appearance with black-rimmed eyes, smudged skin, and a tousled haircut indicate an unhealthy lifestyle and a stubborn addiction. It soon becomes clear that the bottle has become her closest friend. Normally Nicole Kidman looks so snappy and flashy in other films. Here’s she’s shabby and unrecognizable. The past took a heavy toll on her during an undercover operation where her partner Chris (Sebastian Stan) drew the short straw. Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) has since lived in a daze. Probably an attempt to erase the past and to alleviate the pain in her ruined life.
The film is a circular story, peppered with a lot of flashbacks. I myself am …