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Hello Destroyer

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Kevan Funk

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About the Movie

Timely, uncompromising, and devastating, Hello Destroyer raises deeply troubling questions about how we teach boys to become adults, particularly within the context of our national obsession: hockey. A new recruit on the minor league Prince George Warriors, Tyson Burr, is an enforcer whose primary tasks are digging the puck out of corners and protecting more skilled players. He is painfully shy and inarticulate, the product of a world that values aggression over emotional development. Spurred on by his cliché-spewing coach, Tyson inadvertently injures another player and soon discovers that the "family" he has grown up in is a lot more self-serving and cutthroat than he thought.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 8
  • Fresh: 8
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The tragic cliche of the heroic hockey enforcer is explored with art and impact in this powerful feature debut by Vancouver writer/director Kevan Funk. – Peter Howell, Toronto Star, Mar 10, 2017

Fresh: This isn't a traditional hockey film. In a sense, it's not a hockey film at all. Hello Destroyer shoots for more: A story of alienation, and of youth rudely interrupted and lost in the machine. – Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail, Mar 10, 2017

Fresh: Director Kevan Funk presents an occasionally powerful, if slow-moving and overlong meditation on violence and toxic masculinity. – Brent McKnight, Seattle Times, Jun 15, 2017

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Customer Reviews

The Anti-‘Goon'

Excellent film- managed to catch a screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto a few weeks ago and I was blown away. ‘Hello Destroyer’ is chock-full of grounded, compelling performances from a clearly deliberately selected roster of actors- many of whom have actually played hockey at a competitive level. The casting, coupled with a great script, elevates the material to a level of authenticity to which other hockey-related films can scarcely lay claim to. That said, don’t write this off as simply a sports movie- for one, there’s hardly any actual hockey in it, the story more revolves around the culture of the sport itself and its adverse effect on not only the players, but everyone in their community as well.

If you’re a fan of ‘Goon’, think of this as the flipside of the same coin- you’ll still enjoy it, but for completely different reasons; I did, anyway. Also it’s $14, who cares. That’s one beer at the ACC.

À voir.

Un film dur et triste qui doit être vu. Rien à voir avec le hockey, mais plutôt avec la game qu'est la vie.

Good movie, looks at darker aspects of the game.

I was never into hockey and I would enjoy hearing responses from those with experience, but it is definitely obvious where the game, the league and the team failed the main character. Even from a legal standpoint it seems like this fellow was railroaded by those whom he was suppose to be alligned with.
I think if this is anyway representative of the industry, they should take a harder look at how they put these kids on the pedestal and then create a vacuum when they are tossed aside.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2017

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