Red Sparrow is a spy, thriller based in Russia. Dominika Egorova played by Jennifer Lawrence is a Russian Ballet dancer who suffers an accident. Her uncle, part of the SVR recruits her into a ‘sparrow’ program and she becomes a spy.
Soon she is assigned Nate Nash played by Joel Edgerton who is a CIA Operative and knows the identity of a Russian mole.
This movie has graphic violence, sex, and some violence.
I liked the idea of this movie and thought the previews showed the hint of an awesome movie. However, this movie pales in comparison to other spy movies such as Salt and Atomic Blonde. I also thought while Jennifer Lawrence worked hard to portray her character, there was just something missing. Like she was skimming the surface and never getting to the depth–but that could’ve been the script.
There were some surprises in the movie and a few scenes where Jennifer’s acting was spot on. Which, if this movie had come out way before its predecessors, I’d probably have enjoyed it more and been less critical.
Overall, not a bad movie and a few minor twists.
My rating 3.8 stars out of 5
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, and historical romance.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.