Red Sparrow

Mar 05, 18 Red Sparrow



Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School,’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Thanks to 20th Century Fox




When I saw the teaser trailer for this film I was instantly hooked. It had a few things going for it. I am a fan of a well made spy thriller. I have yet to jump on that weird bandwagon of disliking Jennifer Lawrence so seeing her cast in a film like this was an exciting prospect. Lastly, the film seemed to be one that could have the right mix of style, sex, and thrill. I heard pretty bad things as I usually do, but I enjoyed it. Its not amazing or up there in terms of spy thrillers but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

The film offers a lot of style, yes more so than substance. its shot well and the locale adds to the brand of the film. Lawrence’s accent seems wonky and I’m not sure its ever really easy to get used to. The romance and the sex scenes were also a bit of a struggle to believe as well.  The film is long, maybe a little two long, but I thought it was interesting enough. The film also offers brutal torture and violence and sexual scenes that will make people uncomfortable. Get past that and I think its a fairly decent spy thriller.

Its not overly smart and doesn’t offer any thing that makes you feel like you experienced an excellent twist or exquisite storytelling. The film does manage to meet expectations and offer a bit of beauty on the screen, despite the rather ugly and violent nature of the film. Lawrence is very committed to the role and I still believe she’s one of the best actresses in the industry today. Don’t expect anything spectacular, but go in to see a decently made spy thriller that does not shy away from sex, torture, and violence.

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