Destroyer is a 2018 U.S. crime film directed by Karyn Kusama.

Official trailers

Annapurna Pictures on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 released the trailer:
DESTROYER | Final Trailer.

Story intro

LAPD detective Erin Bell arrives on the scene of a John Doe murder and informs the responding officers that she knows the identity of the murderer. At the police station, Erin receives a $100 bill stained from a dye pack in an unmarked envelope. Using a contact at the FBI, she confirms that the bill is from a bank robbery committed by a California gang sixteen years prior that she and her former partner, FBI agent Chris, were embedded in as undercover officers. She tells her superiors that she believes the bill to be proof that the gang's leader, Silas, is once again active. Erin works her way through the remaining members of the gang in order to find Silas. She begins with Toby, who was in prison but is now gravely ill and living with his mother on compassionate release. She gives him a handjob in exchange for the location of Arturo, a member of the gang atoning for his past crimes by offering pro bono legal services to immigrants. Arturo provides Erin with the location of Dennis DiFranco, a lawyer who launders the multi-million dollar haul from the original robbery and from whom Erin deduces that Silas is active again because the money from that heist is almost gone. After threatening him, DiFranco gives Erin the location of the next money drop, which is performed by Silas' girlfriend Petra, who has developed a severe drug addiction. Erin tracks Petra, eventually intervening in a bank robbery committed by Silas' new gang. She and Petra brutally injure each other in a fight, ending with Erin abducting Petra.


Nicole Kidman
Erin Bell
Toby Kebbell
Sebastian Stan
Tatiana Maslany
Bradley Whitford
Scoot McNairy
Jade Pettyjohn
Beau Knapp
James Jordan
Toby Huss
Gil Lawson
Zach Villa
Shamier Anderson
Natalia Cordova-Buckley
Det. Gavras
Colby French
Det. Kudra
Kelvin Han Yee
Lt. Oshima
Joseph Fatu
Cuete Yeska
Taz's Guy
Doug Simpson
Other Agent
Kale Clauson
Informant Cousin
Jan Hoag
Toby's Mother
Peter Vasquez
Man at Church
Mickey O'Hagan
Gang House Woman
McCabe Slye
Brandon Morales
Running Officer
Chido Nwokocha
Cecily Breaux
Bank Teller
Kenley Smyth
Young Shelby
Jay Hieron
Dan Southworth
Brett Easton
Male Officer
Chris Fiore
Ice Cream Shop Customer
Justin Rivera
Alex Marshall-Brown
Female Officer


The film Destroyer was scheduled to be released on August 31, 2018 (Telluride), on December 25, 2018 (United States), on January 25, 2019 (United Kingdom, Romania) and on March 14, 2019 (Germany) by Annapurna Pictures, Concorde Filmverleih, Diamond Films, Elevation Pictures, Filmarti, Lionsgate UK, Metropolitan Filmexport, Odeon - Audio Visual Entertainment, Shaw Organisation, The Searchers, Venus Films, A Contracorriente Films, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Concorde Home Entertainment, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Madman Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais and Remain In Light.

The duration of the film is 123 minutes. With a budget of $9 million, the film grossed over $5.5 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Destroyer got high rating from critics. But the audience dislikes the film.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Destroyer

Wikipedia: Destroyer (2018 film)

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