Run Time: 2 Hours 1 minute
Stars: Nicole Kidman Toby Kebbbell
Writers: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
Director: Karyn Kusama
Nicole Kidman may well be the first performer to deserve Oscars for both Best Actress and Best Supporting actress — for the same role in the same movie.
In this gritty, violent, yet deeply emotional crime drama, Kidman stars as a Los Angeles detective in two life stages: as a young cop in over her head during an undercover operation that goes horribly wrong…and years later, spiraling into a hell of heartbreak and booze as a result.
The little-known supporting cast is splendid, but Kidman — nearly unrecognizable in the skeletal, dark-eyed latter role — is a force of nature as she rages against the bad guys, the universe, and herself.