Destroyer is a 2018 American 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 many years prior that she and her former partner 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 is forced to work her way through the remaining members of the gang in order to find Silas. She begins with Toby, who was arrested but is now gravely ill and living with his mother on compassionate release. She manually stimulates him in exchange for the location of Arturo, a member of the gang who attempts to atone 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 money from the original robbery and from whom Erin deduces that Silas is active again because the money from the heist is almost gone. After threatening him, DiFranco gives Erin the location of the next money hand-off, 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, and kidnaps Petra. Flashbacks reveal that Erin and Chris developed a romantic relationship while undercover, with Erin eventually becoming pregnant with Chris' child. At Erin's behest, they decided to become legitimate participants in the bank robbery and planned to take their shares of the heist, report to their superiors that they lost contact with the gang, and eventually quit the force. The robbery was botched when a dye pack exploded in one of the bags, and Silas killed the bank teller who accidentally placed it. When Chris attempted to intervene, he was shot and killed by Silas. After crashing the van in a dumpster and seriously injuring Toby, Erin hid her share of the heist and returned to policing, disclosing neither her original plan nor her share of the heist.


Nicole Kidman
Erin Bell, an undercover police officer
Sebastian Stan
Chris, Shelby's father and Erin's former boyfriend
Toby Kebbell
Silas Howe, the main antagonist of the film and the leader of a bank robbery gang
Tatiana Maslany
Petra, Silas's girlfriend
Bradley Whitford
Dennis DiFranco
Jade Pettyjohn
Shelby Bell, Erin's estranged daughter and Ethan's adopted daughter
Scoot McNairy
Ethan, Shelby's adopted father
Toby Huss
Gil Lawson
Zach Villa
Arturo Guerrero
James Jordan
Toby Soll
Beau Knapp
Shamier Anderson
Kelvin Han Yee
Lt. Oshima
Natalia Cordova-Buckley
Jan Hoag
Mrs. Soll
Chris Fiore
Ice Cream Shop Customer


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:

Wikipedia: Destroyer (2018 film)

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