101 mins
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Following his Oscar-nominated films Wild and Dallas Buyers Club, filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée directs Jake Gyllenhaal in this comedic drama about... More

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Demolition | Ratings & Reviews

"You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. That might mean your wife. And that might make you realise that you don’t give a shit about your marriage. That’s the issue Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal) faces as he remains emotionally numb to the fact while everyone else mourns like a ‘normal’ person. He recognises his apparent apathy, but doesn’t know where it stems from, triggering an obsession with deconstructing things – his fridge, his boss’s lamp, the F word – in the lead-up to pulling the plunger on his identity."

Flicks, Liam MagurenFlicks

"Gyllenhaal grounds Davis’ wildly unraveling psyche, finding both the humor and heart in a man who admits to having spent the past 10 to 12 years incapable of feeling."


"Demolition buries its lead actor under a rubble of clichés."

Time OutTime Out

"The oddball grief drama Demolition proves that an actor who could easily be dismissed as just another watchable face is actually possessed of subtle, fascinatingly protean chops."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"Demolition is mainly casting about for a point, when it doesn’t feel like a wrecking ball aimed squarely at itself."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"A frustratingly aimless soul-search that veers uncomfortably between quirk and melancholy."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Thanks to Vallee's surefooted and witty direction, a passel of very good performances and a handful of terrific songs on the soundtrack, I finished up liking Demolition probably far more than I should have."


"There are genuine, moving moments and some hilarious ones but overall it tries too hard to put a new spin on an age-old topic."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"It’s a unique take on what could otherwise be a morbidly depressing tale of loss and grief..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Not for everyone, but will mean a lot for those who can stay on the same select frequency of feeling as its star throughout."

Herald SunHerald Sun

"An incredibly humane film. It does not judge its characters, and it refuses to have villains."


"More scientific than genuinely moving."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Demolition | Details

15, strong language, sex references, injury detail
Comedy, Drama
Country of origin