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"DESTROYER"
(2019) (Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) Mild
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A burned out cop tries to track down the cult-like leader of a group of bank robbers who she and her partner previously infiltrated while undercover.
PLOT:
Erin Bell (NICOLE KIDMAN) is a burned-out LAPD officer with a defiant 16-year-old daughter, Shelby (JADE PETTYJOHN), who lives with Erin's ex-husband, Ethan (SCOOT McNAIRY). Erin has the look of someone who's been through Hell and back and her past torment returns when she receives a dye-stained one hundred dollar bill through the mail. That automatically makes her believe that the cult-like leader -- Silas Howe (TOBY KEBBELL), of a group of bank robbers who she and her partner, Chris (SEBASTIAN STAN), previously infiltrated while undercover -- is back at work.

Accordingly, and while contending with Shelby dating a much older man, Jay (BEAU KNAPP), Erin tries to track down Silas through those previously involved in the past bank robberies. They include Toby (JAMES JORDAN), who's terminally ill; Arturo (ZACH VILLA), who now provides free legal advice to immigrants; and Petra (TATIANA MASLANY), Silas' girlfriend who's his go-between with his money-laundering lawyer, Dennis DiFranco (BRADLEY WHITFORD). As she makes her way through them, she must contend with bad memories of her and Chris' undercover assignment with those criminals.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Teens might, especially if they're fans of Kidman or anyone else in the film.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language throughout, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use.


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