Director Karyn Kusama has the habit of repeating a scene she likes two to three times more not only unnecessary but making the movie move slowly. Let's have a mother and daughter scene in a luncheonette and then repeat it in a diner when we already know the mother is not only a bad mother but a drunk. If Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) says the 'f' word meaningful let's have her say it 5 or 6 times in one scene and angrily in another plus throw it in here and there. To show Bell can take it like a man why not a few different scenes where we see her get beaten real bad and then get up from the floor and run after this guy or that guy?
The best part of the movie is the first thirty minutes while you have to check out if that is really the beautiful Nicole Kidman looking so beaten, tired, old and almost ugly with the makeup and when you know it definitely is you can get up and leave without missing a thing.
"Destroyer" is not only a very violent, depressing and confusing movie but with the coming and going in time plus not being able to tell who is who the only fun thing is keeping track of the length of Bell's hair so you know what time period we are in.
See it at your own risk!